Vineyard Red Blotch Disease Workshop

1320 Capitol St NE, Suite 110
Salem, OR 97301
United States

Building 1 (Merlot and Chardonnay Rooms)
Nov 20, 2019 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Annie Chozinski
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Red Blotch Disease is an increasing concern for many vineyards in Oregon and across the US. This workshop will cover recent research information about Red Blotch Disease. Presentations will cover results of Oregon-based studies investigating potential insect vectors, how the virus affects grapevine physiology, vineyard management practices to ameliorate virus effects, and effects on wine quality. A technical wine tasting will be included to show sensory impacts. Registration was required in advance. No walk-in registration. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

This event will provide 4 ODA Pesticide recertification credits to current license holders.

Audience:  Commercial wine grape growers/winemakers


10:00 – 10:10     Introductions Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Professor, OSU

10:10 – 10:45     Red Blotch Disease Epidemiology in Oregon - Dr. Bob Martin, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA, Corvallis, OR

10:45 – 11:20     Sampling for Red Blotch Disease and Vineyard EpidemiologyDr. Achala KC, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, OSU (SOREC)

11:20 – 11:55     Impacts of Vineyard Management on Red Blotch Disease, Part I Dr. Alexander Levin, Assistant Professor of Viticulture, OSU (SOREC)

11:55 – 12:25     Lunch   

12:25 – 1:00       Impacts of Vineyard Management on Red Blotch Disease, Part II Cody Copp, Graduate Research Assistant, OSU (SOREC)

1:00 – 1:35         Physiological Effects of Red Blotch Disease in the Willamette ValleyDr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Professor, OSU

1:35-1:45            Break

1:45 – 2:30         Insect Vector Research Findings across Oregon Danny Dalton, OSU, Rick Hilton, Entomology, OSU (SOREC) and Dr. Bob Martin, USDA

2:30 – 3:15        Red Blotch Disease Wine Production Research & Technical Wine Tasting  Dr. James Osborne, Extension Enologist & Associate Professor,  OSU

3:15 -3:30          Open Q&A

Agenda for Red Blotch Workshop

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