Trio of videos feature importance of WSU wine research

WSU V&E Program research faculty and students star in newly released video series. Watch to learn about the history and innovation at the core of Washington state wine research. Wine research initiatives take the stage in a series of videos created for the Washington State Wine Commission. The video series shares the importance and value […]

Purple winegrapes on a trellis.

Registration open for Viticulture Field Day

Join Washington State University and the Washington State Grape Society for the 2015 Washington State Viticulture Field Day on Friday, August 14, at the Roza Farm in Prosser. Commercial grape growers and anyone interested in learning about different aspects of grape production are welcome to learn about recent advances in juice- and wine-grape science and vineyard technology.

Help optimize ag productivity, prevent heat-related illness and injury

AgWeatherNet and the University of Washington are partnering to develop a new heat awareness and alert system to help agricultural workplaces prepare for heat waves like we’ve seen recently. Advance notice of extremely hot days will help prioritize work activities so workers stay healthy and productive and crop loss is avoided. If you would like to participate in developing the system or have questions, please contact Jen Krenz at or 206-616-4213.

Voice of the Vine: vineyards & butterflies, wine ed bill passes, France tour, Wine Library submissions, Cheers! (May 2015)

Vineyard natural habitats assist with butterfly comeback | Bill for enology, viticulture programs signed into law | Travel journal: Southern France winery & vineyard tour | Submit wines to the WSU Wine Science Center Library | Cheers! column

Award-winning WSU research maps suitability of Washington vineyard locations

Selecting a vineyard site is one of the most important decisions for owners — it can make or break them economically. Washington State University doctoral student of engineering Golnaz Badr is using data on Washington soil, topography and weather to create a state map and scoring system that could help growers take some of the guesswork out of choosing a new vineyard location.

Golnaz Badr, WSU doctoral student of engineering, has combined Washington soil, topography and weather data into a state map showing areas suitable for vineyards.

Western Washington Bakers Interested in Using Local Grain

MOUNT VERNON, Wash.—Wheat growers west of the Cascades could bring in more profit by supplying wheat to local bakers, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Washington State University graduate researcher Karen Hills. Sixty percent of western Washington commercial bakers said they are interested in purchasing locally sourced wheat and flour for […]

WSU Extension Announces Fall Harvest Farm Tours in King and Pierce County

TACOMA, Wash. — The King County Harvest Celebration and Pierce County HarvestFEST offer three days of free-range farm adventures on Sept. 24, 25 and Oct. 1. The combined events feature 28 farms paired with fun kid’s activities, chef demonstrations, wine tastings, farm stands, pumpkin patches, farm animals, a fiber arts show, historical exhibits and other […]