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The grapes are kept in six portable hoop houses, which contain a set of frames and shade cloth that cover a variety of grapes.

Save the grapes, fight the smoke

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2021

Following the destruction of the wildfires over the past few years, researcher Tom Collins has developed solutions to fight harmful effects from smoke exposure on wine grapes.  Collins, WSU Viticulture...

Grapes from commercial and research vineyards are collected and analyzed so WSU researchers can see how wine grape quality is affected by how long they are exposed to smoke.

Researchers study ashy aromas, tastes in wine affected by wildfires

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 11, 2020

WSU researchers are studying how the duration of smoke exposure from September's wildfires affected the quality of wine grapes. Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can develop ashy aromas and tastes...

Researchers in Prosser are developing ways to preserve the quality of wine-making industries by creating ways to prevent grapes from overheating.

Horticulture researchers find ways to combat climate change in vineyards

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2020

As climate change threatens Washington vineyards, a group of viticulture and enology researchers in Prosser are developing ways to preserve the quality of wine-making industries.  Markus Keller, professor...

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