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Grape trellis teaching system planted at WSU vineyard

"We can educate students about different trellis systems adopted around the world..." Bhaskar Bondada Assoc. Professor WSU


Photo courtesy Bhaskar Bondada

TRELLIS: Geneva style is one of the styles of trellises that will be studied at the WSU vineyard.

When it came time to plant new vines at the WSU teaching vineyard early this summer, dozens of people in the wine business arrived at WSU Tri-Cities ready to dig in.

The crew planted about 800 vines of Syrah grapes and installed new irrigation systems at the campus vineyard, which now spans 1.5 acres. They donated their time, grapes, and all the tools needed to establish the new vineyard block: tractors, forklifts, hammers, shovels, drills–even the nuts and bolts.

The expansion will not only support students as they train to become leaders in vineyard management, but it will also provide an opportunity to explore the different ways vines are trained around the world.

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