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The Horticultural Crops Production and Genetic Improvement Research Unit has a long and productive history of collaborative research involving stakeholders.

Current collaborators and projects:

  • Evaluating Water Stress Responses for Important Field-Grown Tree Nursery Species
  • Taking Proof of Concept to Wide-scale Field Use: The OSU High-performance Dendrometer
  • Developing Large Populations of Hexaploid Althea Selections
  • Can Humic Acids Improve Production in Mature Organic Northern Highbush Blueberry?
  • Optimizing Mineral Nutrition in Container-Grown Crops in Soilless Substrates
  • Expanding Weed Control Options for Cranberry Growers
  • Evaluating Physiology and Gene Expression Following Induced Polyploidy of Specialty Crops
  • Alternative Plastic Culture Production of Fresh-market Strawberry in Substrate, High Tunnels, and Low Tunnels
  • Developing Triploid Forms of Maples to Breed for Reduced Invasiveness
  • Utilizing Non-Saccharomyces Yeast as Bioprotectants During Pre-fermentation Cold Soaking
  • The Yield-Quality Paradigm: Using Long-Term, Multi-Vineyard Data to Understand Yield Management into the Future
  • Optimal Irrigation Initiation Time Based on Grape and Wine Composition and Quality
  • Testing and Evaluation of Berry Crops for Commercial Production in the Pacific Northwest
  • Examining Short and Long-term Economic Impacts of Smoke Events on the Wine Industry
  • Optimizing Fertilizer and Water Use in Pacific Northwest Nursery Production Systems
  • Use of Biochar for Sustainable Production of Organic Blueberries in Eastern Oregon and Washington
  • Quality Evaluation of Berry Selections and Varieties
  • Impact of Pediococcus on Wine Chemical and Sensory Properties
  • Grape Smoke Exposure Effects: Determining the Compounds that Cause Smoke Impacts in Wine
  • Sensory Perception of Smoke Exposure-related Compounds in Wine
  • Virome Associated with Common Grape Virus Diseases in the Pacific Northwest and the Development of New Detection Tools
  • Understanding Smoke Exposure in Winegrapes: Chemical and Sensory Studies
  • Understanding the Onset of Systemic Infection of Red Blotch Virus & Phenotypic Studies of Grapevines Expressing a Red Blotch Virus Infectious Clone
  • Evaluation of Combined Effects of Grape Maturity, Alcohol Concentration & Long Term Maceration on Flavor & Mouthfeel Profile of Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Heat Stress in Wine Grapes: Acclimation and Potential Mitigation
  • High-Resolution Vineyard Nutrient Management
  • Understanding Smoke Exposure in Winegrapes: Mitigation at the Vineyard and Winery
  • Use of Non-Saccharomyces Yeasts to Ferment High Sugar Chardonnay Grape Musts from the Pacific Northwest
  • Tracking Genetic Variants of Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3 for Disease Prevention and Control in Pacific Northwest Vineyards
  • Optimizing Nutrient Management for Organically Grown Blueberries East of the Cascade Range
  • Assessment of Risk to Grape and Wine Quality from Smoke Exposure and Evaluation of Methods for Mitigation Smoke Exposure Impacts
  • Testing Drought and Heat Mitigation Strategies for Vineyards
  • Detection of Wine Faults Using the Electronic Tongue
  • Optimizing Water Use for Winegrapes with Sensor-controlled Subsurface Irrigation
  • Predicting Smoke Exposure in Vineyards.
  • Investigating the Role of Microbiome and Metabolome in the Prebiotic and Urinary Tract Infection Preventative Effect of Cranberry Juice
  • Assessing the Current State and Stewarding the Future of Pacific Northwest Strawberry Production, Economics, and Breeding
  • Small Fruit Breeding in the Pacific Northwest