Join us on the Campus of Oregon State University for the 8th International Workshop on Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew July 17-19, 2017.

Taking place in the heart of the Oregon’s Willamette (wi-LAM-it), the meeting will have more than 60 talks as well as 3 posters sessions examining disease epidemiology and control and the biology and mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions. Lunch and Dinner will be provided with registration to encourage discussion among attendees. There will also be tastings of both Oregon and Washington wines during the dinners.  One day will be spent touring local vineyards and wineries showcasing the Willamette Valley’s world renown Pinot Noir wines and seeing some of the regional differences in viticulture and disease epidemics.

Program at a Glance Proceedings



The LaSells Stewart Center
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, USA

The meeting will be held in the LaSells Center on the campus of Oregon State University. Oregon State University is one of two Land, Sea, Space, and Sun grant Institutions having with greater than 24,000 students undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students.  Beside the research and the teaching, the campus is known for its beautiful walks and few historic, by U.S. standards, buildings.


July 17-19, 2017




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About the Corvallis Area:

Western Oregon’s July weather is typically blue skies with highs around 25 to 27°C (74 to 85°F) with little chance of rain.  There are ample outdoor adventures to be had pre- and post meeting in the surrounding area.  Crater Lake is a must see with its incredibly clear blue water and stunning views at every turn around the 50km(31-mile) parameter. The Cascade mountain range offers amazing hiking and mountain biking.  The South Sister can be walked up and the Mt. Hood lodge and glaciers are outstanding.  The Oregon Coast changes with each turn along the 101 highway but don’t expect to swim unless 10°C (50°F) water is to your liking (wetsuits can be rented). Kite flying almost always possible.  The Redwood forest is just a 5-hour drive south of Corvallis, with lots to do in between (e.g. the Oregon Caves, the Rogue River, and tasting wines in Southern Oregon).  Heading North takes you to the Columbia gorge, Mt. Saint Helens, and to the Yakima Valley of Washington with their incredible wines.

Check out our Travel and Local Attractions page for more information about planning fun Oregon adventures!