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WSU & Washington’s Wine Industry

Some things just go together. They complement each other’s best qualities to create something greater than the sum of their parts. The result? A perfect…

Annual Wine Auction Builds Stronger WSU Viticulture and Enology Program

During the 2009 “A Celebration of Washington Wines” dinner and auction in January, glasses were hoisted to toast the bid that put net proceeds raised…

Washington Wine Industry Blooming

New Washington Viticulture Areas Joan Davenport, a soil scientist at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, helped research and write the…

New Research Winery is Pacific Northwest’s Largest

WSU now features the largest experimental, non-commercial winemaking facility in the Pacific Northwest. The research winery, located at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension…

Eat Well While Supporting Viticulture & Enology

If you’re interested in another way to support WSU’s Viticulture and Enology program, how about dinner out with a nice bottle of wine? In 2008,…

Weekend Boot Camp for Aspiring Winemakers

Every year, students from all over the U.S. travel to WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser to participate in a weekend-long “wine…

Dentist Now Extracts Wine From Grapes

Jon Martinez has a passion for making quality wine. In 2007, the desire to pursue that passion led him to enroll in WSU’s Enology Professional…

Finding an Easier Way to Diagnose Virus-infected Grapes

Wine grapes are susceptible to a multitude of viral diseases, more than any other perennial fruit crop. One of the most vexing is grapevine leafroll,…

Certified Planting Stock: What is it? And why you should care.

Planting certified grape stock is a vineyard manager’s best insurance against the introduction or spread of grape pathogens. Certification is assurance that the vine passed…

Tantalyzing Tannings

WSU Enologist James Harbertson and his colleagues have sampled 1,300 red wines, half of them from Washington. The research team didn’t swirl, sniff, sip and…

Pucker Up for Sensory Science

Astringency in wine has long been attributed to the presence of tannins and other phenolic compounds. Because astringency is a somewhat subjective evaluation, scientists at…

Water, Water Everywhere?

Deficit Spending “I wanted to focus my research on irrigation,” said recently graduated Master’s student Marco Biondi. “Water is the big thing, especially in the…

Future Grape

How many Merlots can you make? At some point, speculates Amit Dhingra, consumers are going to want something different. “As tastes change, I think there…

King of the Yeasts

Where does a great glass of wine get its start? In the vineyard, certainly, since the foundation for good wine is always good fruit. But…

Discoveries

Colony collapse research efforts realizing results Pesticide residue in old honeycomb and a new microscopic pathogen quietly spreading throughout the United States are two big…

Spotlights

WSU CAHNRS students honored at 50th annual awards banquet Outstanding students in Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences were honored…

Undergraduate Research

Student Shares Authorship By Bethany Carpenter, Marketing, News, and Educational Communications Intern WSU’s commitment to undergraduate education and research paid off recently for Kayla Ann…

Succeeding by Design

Interior Design Program, Students Earn Recognition – By Holly luka, MNEC intern, & Brian Clark Individual students as well as the overall program of WSU’s…

Wheat Diseases: A Race Against Nature

Crop disease is a fact of life for eastern Washington wheat growers. Diseases with curious names such as Strawbreaker foot rot, Cephalosporium stripe and Barley…

AgWeatherNet Helps Growers Battle Crop Disease

Timing is critical for controlling diseases that crop up in agriculture. Start pesticide applications too early and you can waste time and materials. Start too…
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