WSU: New White Wine Irrigation Techniques

Washington State University’s viticulturists are changing the grape-growing game. Their research is developing new ways to conserve water and improve the production of white wine grapes.

In the arid areas of Washington, efficient irrigation techniques are key to white wine grape production. This is especially important for Washington where chardonnay and riesling grapes account of 75% of the state’s wine production.

Aside from merely studying various irrigation methods used around the world, WSU is putting new irrigation strategies to the test. The researchers are assessing three decision aid tools for irrigation scheduling.

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