Markus Keller

The Mendoza Connection, Cold Hardiness Reloaded, Raise a Glass, The Hammer Drops

Argentinean Grad Student Puts Irrigation Research to the Test When Daniela Romero heard WSU’s Markus Keller talking about irrigation during grape ripening, her curiosity was piqued. After all, applying water close to harvest time was simply not done. Keller was teaching a grape physiology course at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, deep in […]

New Vineyard Will Advance WSU Viticulture Research

PROSSER, Wash. – Washington State University viticulture researchers have received contributions from the wine and grape industry to fund a new eight acre research vineyard to be planted this spring near the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser. Markus Keller, professor of viticulture, pointed out that, “Currently, our research vineyards are small and […]

Cold Hardiness, White Wine Quality

Cold Hardiness System Gives Growers a Warm Feeling Visit the Grape Cold Hardiness Web site: The site has year-round value for grape growers, including information on Powdery Mildew, precipitation, growing degree days, and evapotraspiration. Want the scientific low down on how Keller’s team is collecting cold-hardiness data? Fire up your browser and visit the […]

New V&E Director, First Crush

International Wine Expert to Lead WSU V&E Program Thomas Henick-Kling is the new director of WSU’s program in viticulture and enology. Photo courtesy of Cornell University. Thomas Henick-Kling, an international leader in wine research and education, is the new director of WSU’s viticulture and enology program. Dan Bernardo, dean of the WSU College of Agricultural, […]

Deficit Irrigation, Growers of the Year

Voice of the Vine is watching water. This article is the first in a two-part series on vineyard irrigation research going on deep in Washington wine country at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture and Research Center. Our article on soil moisture monitoring will run in the Feb. 21 issue. Water, Water Everywhere? I. Deficit Spending […]

Keller Named Chateau Ste. Michelle Distinguished Professor in Viticulture

PULLMAN, Wash. — Markus Keller, a horticulturist at Washington State University’s Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, has been designated the Chateau Ste. Michelle Distinguished Professor in Viticulture. “Markus has a vision for the future of the industry and the direction it needs to go,” said Ray Folwell, director of WSU’s viticulture and enology […]