Feb 14, 2019
Wine research seminar headed to Columbia Gorge AVA

Pacific Northwest wine grape growers and wineries will learn to put industry-funded research to use at the Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVEx) seminar on March 6, 2019, in The Dalles, Oregon.

The seminar will focus on research issues of particular interest to growers and wineries within the Columbia Gorge American Viticultural Area (AVA).

The morning will focus on grower topics including dealing with crown gall, powdery mildew and phylloxera. Markus Keller of Washington State University will help growers understand the cold damage-crown gall relationship, Dr. Michelle Moyer of Washington State University, will share recent findings about crown gall and a national effort to help growers deal with grape powdery mildew fungicide resistance and Patty Skinkis of Oregon State University will discuss prevention and management of phylloxera.

In the afternoon, Dr. James Osborne of OSU will present a variety of topics pertinent to wineries, including a checklist for winery sanitation and the management of yeast and nutrient use for successful fermentation.

The WAVEx seminar at The Dalles Fort Readiness Center is sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission, WSU, OSU, Oregon Wine Research Institute and the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association. WAVEx, a condensed version of the signature WAVE seminar format, includes an extension component to help growers and wineries translate research outcomes and apply it in the vineyard or winery. The purpose of WAVE is to raise industry awareness of industry-supported research, share research outcomes and encourage two-way communication between growers, vintners and scientists.

The $25 registration cost includes lunch. Pre-registration is required.

Visit WAVEx-The Dalles (http://www.cvent.com/d/cbqwxb) to register and learn more.

About Washington State Wine

Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, the mission of the WSW is to raise positive awareness and demand for Washington State wine through marketing and education while supporting viticulture and enology research to drive industry growth.  Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, the WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit www.washingtonwine.org. 

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