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Nov. 9: Workshop on collecting, interpreting vineyard data
November 3, 2016

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By Kaury Balcom, Wine Science Center

RICHLAND, Wash. – A free talk about using sensors and digital mapping to track vineyard health will be offered 4:15-5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Washington State University Wine Science Center, 359 University Dr., Richland.

Drone captures vineyard irrigation data
July 5, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PROSSER, Wash. – People may notice a small, unmanned helicopter flying over Washington vineyards this summer, but don’t worry. Doing work for science, it is fully approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Starts April 9: Vineyard care through the seasons
March 23, 2016

powdery-mildew-on-grapesBOW, Wash. – Three seasonal workshops about vineyard care will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9, July 16 and Sept. 17 at the Allen Fire Station, 9061 Avon Allen Rd., in Bow. Each lecture and discussion will be followed by hand’s-on practice at a nearby vineyard guided by viticulturist Gary Moulton.

Vineyard natural habitats assist with butterfly comeback
May 11, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

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PROSSER, Wash. – Washington wine grape vineyards experimenting with sustainable pest management systems are seeing an unexpected benefit: an increase in butterflies.

March 14: Workshops explore west side wine grape growing
February 24, 2015

vineyard-careEVERETT, Wash. – Hands-on workshops about establishment and seasonal management of vineyards in western Washington will be offered in spring, summer and fall in and near Bow, Wash., by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension.

Dec. 4: WSU to honor donors to research, teaching vineyard
December 1, 2014

By Erika Holmes, viticulture & enology

grapes-200RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University viticulture and enology program will recognize donors contributing to the Albert Ravenholt Research and Teaching Vineyard with free, public tours at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the vineyard. Blended Learning student-made wines will be available for purchase.

Spanish scientist improves vineyard irrigation
April 27, 2011

PROSSER, Wash. – In much of Europe, it is illegal to irrigate wine grapes after veraison – the change of color indicating ripening – for fear of diluting brix, or sugar content. But recent research is calling into question this taboo, especially for semiarid regions like eastern Washington – and Spain.

 

In fact, a visiting scientist from Spain, Pascual Romero, is working for a year at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center at Prosser to better understand irrigation management in vineyards.

 

Romero is the lead author … » More …

Wine basics topic of WSU Tri-Cities seminars
March 17, 2008

RICHLAND — Wine tasting basics, the U.C. Davis Aroma Wheel, and the concept of terroir are the topics of three consumer education wine seminars being offered this spring at WSU Tri-Cities.

Each of the two-hour sessions will be held the WSU Tri-Cities campus in the Consolidated Information Center (CIC), upstairs in Room 216, at 2770 University Drive, Richland. Register and pay online at www.tricity.wsu.edu/wine.

• Getting To Know Wine, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27
This unpretentious and down-to-earth session is designed for the beginner. A guided tasting of six wines will … » More …