The Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) seminars, which are co-sponsored with Washington State University, follow a half- to all-day format to highlight viticulture and enology research. WAVEx is the condensed version, often in a webinar format, with targeted topics and practical application. WAVEx allows Washington Wine and WSU to tailor research programming for specific wine regions. WAVEx has visited the following regions: Prosser, Richland, Walla Walla, Lake Chelan, Columbia Gorge and Woodinville.

Upcoming WAVEx Events in 2023

February 16 – Stuck Fermentations, 12:30-1:30pm –  Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, WSU enologist, will share his decades of knowledge about stuck fermentations and what can be expected in making wines from Washington grapes. While there are several known causes of stuck fermentations, he recently found stuck fermentations in Washington wines that are caused by an imbalance of glucose and fructose. During the webinar, Henick-Kling will discuss causes of sluggish and stuck fermentations, how to diagnose and correct them. The webinar is free but pre-registration is required. Register here.

March 23 – Deep Root Zone Irrigation, 12:30-1:30pm – In webinar format, Dr. Pete Jacoby, WSU plant ecologist, will summarize his work on developing an alternative irrigation delivery system, and what he’s learned from soil moisture irrigation sensors. Register here.

April 20 – Soil Fumigation for Nematodes?, 12:30-1:30pm – Dr. Michelle Moyer, WSU viticulture extension specialist, will share results from her nematode research that the studied effectiveness of fumigation for nematode control, spanning multiple years. Register here.

Past Webinar Recordings

April 8, 2021  – Crop Estimation Smartphone App – Dr. Manoj Karkee, WSU, will share his progress in developing a smartphone app for growers to use to estimate crop. Watch the webinar recording here.

March 4, 2021 – Managing Grape Leaffolders in Washington, Dr. David James, WSU. Watch the webinar recording here.

January 20, 2021 – Does Mechanization Pencil out for You?, Dr. Clark Seavert, Oregon State University.   Watch the webinar recording here.

Status of Smoke Impact in Washington State – Dr. Tom Collins, WSU

Have questions? Contact: Melissa Hansen –  [email protected]

Please reach out to Melissa Hansen, Research Program Director, at [email protected] with questions.