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.
Research seminars were held earlier this year:
March 15 - WAVEx - Grape Virus focused on current knowledge of grapevine viruses; what's working, what's not; economic impact of viruses; what's needed for future management strategies.
March 30 - WAVEx - Lake Chelan included a grower and winery program. For growers: "Optimizing Spray and Powdery Mildew Programs" shared the latest results from industry-supported sprayer technology research. For wineries: "Dealing with Funky Fruit" and Understanding Smoke Taint Issues."
April 4 - WAVE - Clore Center viticulture and enology research updates were given.
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
Please reach out to Melissa Hansen, Research Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.