The OWRI Team
This edition includes articles from various OWRI team members ranging from viticulture to enology and sensory. The OWRI’s Extension Specialists contributed articles focused on timely topics related to the 2013 vintage. Dr. James Osborne, OSU Enology Extension Specialist, provides an article on methods by which to reduce the impacts of off odors caused by sulfur compounds post-fermentation. On the viticulture side, Dr. Patty Skinkis, OSU Viticulture Extension Specialist, summarizes research comparing manual and mechanized leaf removal and impacts for vineyard management in Oregon. Dr. Paul Schreiner and Dr. Inga Zasada, USDA-ARS researchers, provide a comprehensive summary of current and past research conducted on ring nematode in western Oregon vineyards. Dr. Laurent Deluc, OSU Assistant Professor, provides a general summary of genomic research into berry ripening synchronization and future applications for the winegrape industry. Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino, OSU Assistant Professor, presents a brief summary of her latest research in sensory analysis with an update on the OWRI Sensory Panel. This edition also includes a news brief on David Adelsheim, who was inducted into the College of Agricultural Sciences 2013 Hall of Fame, and concludes with recent happenings from the OWRI interim director, Dr. Bill Boggess. As always, be sure to explore the list of various publications and resources available for you to read and expand your knowledge in viticulture and enology. Finally, consult the end of the newsletter for upcoming events, including the 2014 Grape Day where we will feature research of the OWRI faculty!