Registration is open for Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology, a research-focused seminar designed for grape growers and winemakers.

The research day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 19 at the Clore Center in Prosser, Washington. The seminar will be sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission and Washington State University.

The research day combines viticulture and enology presentations, lunch and a wine social hour.

Pre-registration and payment of $15 is required. The agenda and registration details are available at

Viticulture topics include the latest research in vineyard nutrition, managing grapevine viruses and their vectors, understanding plant parasitic nematodes in Eastern Washington, irrigating by cultivar and improving water efficiencies through a novel irrigation delivery system.

Enology research topics include smoke taint in grapes and wine and impacts of grape maturity on wine color and sensory.

A condensed version of the seminar, called WAVEx, is scheduled for July 11 in Walla Walla and July 13 in Woodinville. Registration for WAVEx will open May 5.