Each term OWRI hosts a series of seminars detailing updates of current research or research outcomes from grape and wine research activities. Each seminar content is delivered by researchers from a range of organizations. Presentations will be held via Zoom until further notice. For now, please mark your calendars and stay healthy. 


Seminar Series  


December 15, 2020 Achala KC, Jana Lee, Alec Levin, Bob Martin, James Osborne, Michael Qian, Patty Skinkis, Elizabeth Tomasino, Vaughn Walton Grape Red Blotch Disease: What we learned and where do we go next? Oregon State University
December 8, 2020 Alec Levin, Michael Qian, Patty Skinkis Grape Red Blotch Disease: Grape and wine composition Oregon State University
December 1, 2020 Samuel Hoffman Sensory impacts due to Grapevine Red Blotch Virus on Willamette Valley Pinot noir  Oregon State University
November 24, 2020 Achala KC More into the details of Grape Red Blotch Disease diagnosis: When, where, how, and why? Oregon State University
November 24, 2020 Jana Lee, Bob Martin Testing insects from vineyards with high incidence of Grape Red Blotch Virus for the ability to transmit the virus  USDA-ARS
November 17, 2020 Patty Skinkis Vine response to Grape Red Blotch Virus and management tactics in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Oregon State University
November 3, 2020 Vaughn Walton

Review of current knowledge of vectors and epidemiology of Grape Red Blotch Disease

Oregon State University
October 27, 2020 Cody Copp Efficacy of vineyard management practices for mitigating the effects of Grape Red Blotch Disease Oregon State University
October 20, 2020 Alec Levin Where are we now? A deeper understanding of Grape Red Blotch Virus effects on grapevine physiology Oregon State University
June 11, 2019 Clark Seavert Developing economic and financial benchmarks for mechanizing northwest vineyards Oregon State University
April 16, 2019 James Osborne Using select wine microorganisms as bio-protectants against microbial spoilage during winemaking Oregon State University
February 19, 2019 Akif Eskalen Managing Grapevine Trunk Diseases in Vineyards UC Davis
December 11, 2018 Valerio Rossi-Stacconi, Rachel Blood A pesticide-free alternative to reduce spotted-wing drosophila egg laying in damaged grapes Oregon State University
October 16, 2018 Clive Kaiser Effects of  HydroShield, a Cuticle Supplement in Wine Grapes Oregon State University
August 7, 2018 Tony Wolf Recent Research and Extension Efforts in Virginia Viticulture Virginia Tech AHS JHr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center
May 16, 2018 Vaughn Walton, Valeria Rossi-Stacconi Mite Management in Vineyards Oregon State University
May 8, 2018 Laurent Deluc Genetic regulation of the ripening initiation in grape berry. Can we induce or delay véraison? Oregon State University
April 9, 2018 Laurent Deluc The Microvine: A model system to understand the physiology and genetics of grapevine Oregon State University
March 5, 2018 David M. Gadoury Why Light Matters: Can we suppress plant pathogens by understanding their photobiology and ecology Cornell University
February 28, 2018 Timothy Paulitz Glyphosate and Soil Microbial Communities: Fake News vs Facts USDA-ARS, Pullman, WA
February 19, 2018 Alec Levin Does deficit irrigation improve Pinot noir fruit quality in a warm climate? OSU Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
February 13, 2018 Terry Bates Variable rate crop load management for vineyard balance: Can we do it? Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory
October 6, 2017 Thomas J. Burr Crown Gall on Grapevines: Management strategies based on current understanding of pathogen biology Cornell University
August 15, 2017 Nick Gans, Lacey Menasco Multi-peril Crop Insurance and Whole-Farm Revenue Protection USDA Risk Management Agency
July 7, 2017 Landry Rossdeutsch Rootstocks: What role do they play in abiotic stress and nutrient uptake? Oregon State University
April 25, 2017 Laurent Deluc Role of Auxin-Response Factor 4 (ARF4) in the Ripening Process of Grape Berry Oregon State University
March 2, 2017 Bob Martin, Daniel Dalton, Alec Levin, Rick Hilton, Achala KC, Dipak Poudyal Red Blotch Virus Status & Update Oregon State University, OSU Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, USDA-ARS Horticulture Crops Research Unit, ODA
October 20, 2016 Inga A. Zasada The Northern Root-knot Nematode Prefers Chardonnay: Insights into Nematode Management and Biology in Semi-Arid Wine Grapes USDA-ARS Horticulture Crops Research Unit
July 8, 2016 Sandra Milena Olarte Mantilla Berry Sensory Assessment: A Valuable Tool in Grape and Wine Production University of Adelaide, Australia
May 9, 2016 Lindsey Thiessen The wait for a host: Understanding Erysiphe necator overwintering and early season inoculum release Oregon State University
May 9, 2016 Brian Bailey  Development of a Mechanistic Vineyard Simulation Tool to Support Improved Management Decisions USDA-ARS Horticulture Crops Research Unit
March 8, 2016 Michelle Moyer Powdery Mildew: Biology and Management Washington State University
February 2, 2016 Jay W. Pscheidt Fungal Sex Could Resist Your Advances Oregon State University