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Research explores smoke exposure to wine grapes

Valuable wine grapes hang ready to pick in the recent heavy smoke on Red Mountain, near Richland, Washington.
Valuable wine grapes hang ready to pick in the recent heavy smoke on Red Mountain, near Richland, Washington.

Year after year, wildfires continue to blaze through the West. How can wineries and grape growers combat smoke exposure? Tom Collins is an assistant professor at Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program. He joins us with details on research about what tools can help reduce this growing problem.

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