1320 Capitol St NE, Suite 110
Salem, OR 97301
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 is required in advance. No walk-in registration.
ODA Pesticide recertification credits are being applied for.
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 Epidemiology - Dr. Achala KC, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, OSU (SOREC)
11:20 – 11:55 Impacts of Vineyard Management on Red Blotch Disease, Part I - Dr. Alex 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 Valley - Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Professor, OSU
1:45 – 2:30 Insect Vector Research Findings across Oregon - Rick Hilton, Entomology, OSU (SOREC) and Dr. Bob Martin, Research Plant Pathologist, 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