2023 Grape Day

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2023 Grape Day

Join us for our annual event highlighting research that impacts Oregon winegrape industries. Members of the Oregon Wine Research Institute will share the latest information from their research projects during a series of presentations and an interactive poster session. This year, we are focusing on Grapevine Red Blotch Disease. 

Date: April 4, 2023 
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
Location: The LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Registration is required in advance to ensure that adequate materials are available. Lunch and handouts will be provided. $100/person early-bird February 14 through March 14, 2023. General registration: $150/person March 15-28, 2023. 

Program Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 AM  Registration Check-in and Refreshments
9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Staci Simonich, Dean and Reub Long Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU 

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Session 1: Clean Plant Materials
Dr. Maher Al Rwahnih, Plant Pathologist, UC Davis and Director, Foundation Plant Services
Dr. Elizabeth Savory, Plant Health Program Manager, Oregon Department of Agriculture

10:15 - 11:00 AM  Interactive Poster Session
This session will provide you with the opportunity to interact one-on-one with scientists and students conducting research at the OWRI. Posters will feature research findings that are in-progress for various research projects being conducted across a wide array of topics within viticulture, enology, and economics. 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Session 2: Entomology/Pathology
Dr. Vaughn Walton, Professor of Horticultural Entomology, OSU
Dr. Achala KC, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, OSU-Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
Rick Hilton, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, OSU-Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 PM

Session 3: Viticultural Practices
Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist and Professor, OSU
Dr. Alec Levin, Associate Professor of Viticulture, OSU-Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
Cody Copp, Assistant Professor (Practice), OSU Extension Service - Umatilla County

1:45 - 2:15 PM Break/Poster Session
2:15 - 3:00 PM

Session 4: Enology/Sensory 
Dr. James Osborne, Enology Extension Specialist and Professor, OSU
Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino, Associate Professor of Enology, OSU
Dr. Michael Qian, Professor of Food Science, OSU

This program is brought to you by the Oregon Wine Research Institute.


The LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, Oregon
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Questions regarding Grape Day can be addressed to:

Denise L. Dewey
Program Coordinator
(541) 737-3620 or Send Email