VIT TECH is a group of grape and wine producers in the Walla Walla Valley and Rocks District of Milton-Freewater who gather regularly to discuss topical issues related to production. The group is led by co-chairs, Cody Copp,...
Dr. Marcelo Moretti, Assistant Professor of Weed Science in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, provides a summary of research evaluating different implements for under-vine weed control in vineyards.
For winemakers, a pH meter is an indispensable tool. Accurate measurements of acidity are essential to winemaking and help prevent spoilage. But how do you know if a pH meter is accurate? Testing and regular maintenance.
Making hard cider for both commercial and private enjoyment is the target of renewed interest in areas that are well suited to growing apples. This manual provides basic information on the many considerations that go into the reliable production of high quality cider for market, including choosing among cider apple categories, fermentation procedures, pest management, storage, and more.
The orchard, established at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center – 23 miles south of downtown Portland – is the brainchild of Nik Wiman, OSU Extension orchard crops specialist.
Consumers are more willing to pay for wine that comes with an organic or organic grape label but providing information about certification standards and organic production practices reduces consumer willingness to pay for all wines, according to an Oregon State University-led study.
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Q: Hi, I am processing a bunch of apple cider into quarts and 1/2 gallons. I brought all of the apple cider to a boil to pasteurize it, before processing it in a water bath. Now (unfortunately after the fact) I have ...