Drought in Oregon
Date & Time
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Dr. Alec Levin Chad Vargas Gregory Gambetta

Water availability and proper irrigation are key factors for success in battling increasing drought conditions in Oregon vineyards. Hear from three experts in the industry on key water and irrigation issues and their importance to vine health. Chad Vargas will explain how to evaluate your soil's water holding capacity which can help determine when irrigation will be necessary. Alec Levin will share the results of a 2021 industry water survey showing regional importance of practice and cover how to develop a simple water budget for proper irrigation delivery. Research on long-term water stress effects will be presented by Gregory Gambetta from the Bordeaux region of France where common maladies like trunk disease and vine decline are being linked to the effects of long-term water stress.