5th Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium

42.334531, -122.937584

569 Hanley Rd Central Point, OR 97502

569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
United States

United States

Tue, Mar 12, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Cost
$50 per person until Feb. 22, 2019 then $70 until March 5, 2019
Contact name
Sheila Lee
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Kick off the 2019 growing season with the premier educational event for the wine industry in Southern Oregon! Organized in conjunction with the Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association, the 5th Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium is an all day event featuring seminars by renowned academics working in the fields of viticulture and enology at OSU, University of California, and Fresno State University. In addition, there will be a panel discussion on management of vineyard soils and plant nutrition, along with a tasting of experimental wines made from area research trials on mitigating smoke taint. Pre-registration is required!


5th Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SOREC Auditorium


0700-0800   Registration and breakfast

0800-0810   Welcome and opening remarks

0810-0910   Mineral Nutrition of Grapevines and Fertilization Guidelines

Dr. Larry E. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus and Plant Physiologist, Dept. of Viticulture and Enology, UC-Davis

0910-1010   TBA

Dr. Luca Brillante, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Bronco Chair for Viticulture Research, Dept. of Viticulture and Enology, Fresno State University

1010-1020   Break


1020-1120   Establishing Sustainable Biochar-based Vineyard Practices in Grape ProductionDr. Manuel Garcia-Jaramillo, Ph.D.

Research Biological Scientist and NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow, Forage and Cereal Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Corvallis, OR

1120-1220   Research Update on Red Blotch Trials in Southern Oregon

Dr. Achala N. KC, Ph.D. and Dr. Alexander D. Levin, Ph.D.


1220-1345   Lunch and outdoor demonstration – autonomous dispersal of beneficial insects

Kevin Hill and Jaclyn Bennett

Rotor Perspective and ParaBug Solutions

1345-1545   Panel Discussion: Holistic management of vine and soil health               


Dr. Gordon B. Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Practice) of General Agriculture, Dept. of Crop and Soil Science, OSU-SOREC

Andy Gallagher, MS, Soil Scientist and Vineyard Consultant, Red Hill Soils, Corvallis, OR

Stan Grant, MS, Soil Scientist and Vineyard Consultant, Progressive Viticulture, Turlock, CA

1545-1600   Break

1600-1700   Experimental wine tasting: Mitigating smoke damage in the winery

Nichole Schulte

Associate Winemaker, Quady North and Barrel 42: Custom Winecraft