Patty Skinkis

Professor, Viticulture Extension Specialist
Patricia.Skinkis [at]

Office: 541-737-1411

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 4121

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331


Dr. Skinkis' research program focuses on whole plant physiology studies that are designed to understand the causes and management of vine vigor, physiology of vine balance and their impacts on fruit composition and wine quality. Her research also includes work on bud fruitfulness, yield management, fine-tuning canopy management methods, sustainable viticulture production, and understanding production factors that drive implementation of various practices.  As Extension Specialist, Patty develops educational programs and informational publications for the Oregon industry statewide. Some of her outreach efforts include bringing industry members together in technical groups to allow information exchange between university and industry on new research results and innovations.

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Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for Horticulture
Courses Taught: 
  • Hort 454:  Principles & Practices of Vineyard Production (2008 - present)
  • Hort 481/581: Horticultural Production Case Studies (2018, 2019)
OSU Main Campus

I am the Viticulture Extension Specialist and an Associate Professor. As an Extension Specialist, I spend the majority of my time developing and delivering research information and educational outreach materials for the commercial winegrape industry in Oregon. As part of my viticulture program, I conduct applied research that impacts the commercial wine grape industry and contributes to the broader knowledge of grapevine physiology. I also teach two upper-division courses in the Department of Horticulture.

My Publications


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