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Growers in Southern Oregon have observed treehopper damage in vineyards duringthe 2016 growing season. Researchers at OSU would like to know if any grapevines in other regions are displaying similar symptoms. These observations will assist them in determining the current distribution of treehoppers in Oregon vineyards. Symptoms of treehopper feeding include leaf petiole or cane… Continue reading
Dr. James Osborne, Enology Extension Specialist and Associate Professor Harvest is here and in the winery there are many things to prepare for before the fruit starts arriving. One key area to prepare for is yeast and nutrient management. While yeast and nutrient management are always key factors in conducting successful fermentations, extra care is… Continue reading
Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor Excessive plant water stress can cause damage to grapevines, particularly young vines. The recent hot, dry seasons of 2014 and 2015 and the west coast drought drew awareness to water stress and its potential detrimental impacts. However, water stress can occur in any season, and an… Continue reading
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Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor There has been an increase in the number of reported cases of stunted vine growth and potential trunk disease this spring in the Willamette Valley. The symptoms ranged from delayed bud break to lagging shoot growth compared to healthy blocks, and in some cases led to… Continue reading
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