Lynn Ketchum

Wine, Beer, Cider, and Spirits

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Dealing with damaged fruit in the winery

This article describes how to process fruit that is damaged in the vineyard due to cracking and infestation by fruit flies.

James Osborne | Oct 2019 | Article

Standards for Bird Control in Vineyards

Birds can feed on ripening grape berries near harvest. Learn how to protect your grapes in a safe and legal manner. Provided by the Oregon Wine Growers Association and Willamette Valley Wineries.

Sep 2019 | Fact Sheet

How to Deal with a Vineyard Powdery Mildew Outbreak

This article provides a management plan for powdery mildew outbreaks in commercial vineyards.

Jay Pscheidt | Aug 2019 | Article

Given more information about how wine is made, consumers less likely to pay for organic

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.

Chris Branam | Jun 25, 2019 | News Story

Wine Grape Tissue Nutrient Analysis Guidelines for Oregon

This is a guide that can be used by wine grape growers to interpret their vine tissue nutrient analysis results to determine nutrient sufficiency, deficiency or excess.

Paul Schreiner | May 2019 | Publication

Simultaneous Malolactic Fermentations: The Right Option for You?

What is Malolactic Fermentation? Malolactic fermentation (MLF) is a vital step in the production of red wines as well as some white wines. MLF is performed by lactic acid bacteria, primarily Oenococcus oeni and results in the conversion of malic acid to lactic acid causing a decrease in acidity. For wines grown in cool climates that contain high levels of malic acid, this...

James Osborne | Mar 2019 | Article

Monitoring Vineyard Nutrition

This article describes how to determine vineyard nutrient needs through tissue and soil sampling.

Patricia Skinkis, Paul Schreiner | Dec 2018 | Article

How to establish a wine grape vineyard

While the type of soil is important, location takes precedence when starting a vineyard for wine production.

Patricia Skinkis | Sep 2018 | Article