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Content by Vaughn Walton

Testing and Tracking the Spread of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus in Oregon Vineyards

Grapevine red blotch virus (GRVB) is one of about 80 viruses infecting wine grapes worldwide. It may affect fruit ripening and thus impact the quality of finished wines. GRBV incidence increased from two to 10 times annually ...

Alexander Levin, Vaughn Walton, Linda Brewer | Jan 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

Vaughn Walton, Entomologist

Vaughn Walton is an entomologist with Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture and also a core researcher with the Oregon Wine Research Institute. He works with vineyardists who are growing grapes for this area’s ...

Vaughn Walton | Apr 2018 | Video

Biocontrol of Spotted-wing Drosophila

Multiple biological control agents target SWD, including predators, parasitoids, nematodes and microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria. Predators ambush and eat SWD, removing a substantial portion of them from the production system.

Linda Brewer, Vaughn Walton | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Potential Impacts of Irrigation on Biocontrol of Spotted-Wing Drosophila

A naturally occurring parasitic wasp in Oregon can help control SWD in the state’s blueberry farms.

Dalila Rendon, Linda Brewer, Vaughn Walton | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Monitoring Techniques for Spotted-wing Drosophila

Commercial fruit growers use trapping to monitored for adult SWD in fields and field borders. They monitor other fruits for infestation using a fruit dunk flotation technique.

Vaughn Walton, Linda Brewer | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

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