Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) has become the signature research event for Washington's wine industry! Co-sponsored by the Wine Commission and Washington State University, the annual research seminars are designed to bring viticulture and enology research results into the hands of users and raise awareness of the value of research amongst grape growers and winemakers.”‹
WAVE, follows an all-day format to highlight both viticulture and enology research. WAVEx is a condensed version, but with more practical application. WAVEx allows the Wine Commission and WSU to tailor research programming for specific wine regions. WAVEx in 2017 focused on managing tannins in the vineyard, winery and barrel.
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March 15 - WAVEx - Grape Virus focuses on current knowledge of grapevine viruses; what's working, what's not; economic impact of viruses; what's needed for future management strategies. Target audience: Washington wine grape growers.
March 30 - WAVEx - Lake Chelan includes a grower and winery program. For growers: "Optimizing Spray and Powdery Mildew Programs" will share the latest results from industry-supported sprayer technology research. For wineries: "Dealing with Funky Fruit" and Understanding Smoke Taint Issues". Target audience: North Central Washington wine grape growers and wineries.
April 4 - WAVE - Clore Center brings together viticulture and enology topics and includes a wine social to meet the scientists.
July 11 - WAVEx - Woodinville will focus on winery topics.
If you missed WAVE 2017, presentations are below:
- Slowing the Spread of Grapevine Viruses - Dr. Naidu Rayapati
- Identifying Red Blotch Virus Vectors - Dr. Doug Walsh
- Irrigating by Variety - Dr. Markus Keller
- Nutrient Management in WA's Irrigated Vineyards - Dr. Joan Davenport
- Impacts of Grape Maturity on Wine Color, Sensory Attributes - Dr. Jim Harbertson
- New Potential for Enhancing Irrigation Efficiency - Dr. Pete Jacoby
- Smoke Taint in Grapes and Wine - Dr. Tom Collins
- Managing Nematodes in Maturing Vineyards - Dr. Michelle Moyer
Curious about the Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology Conference? Learn more here: 2017 WAVE Recap Press Release
Please reach out to Melissa Hansen, Research Program Manager, at email@example.com with questions.