Orchard Mesa Research Station

The Orchard Mesa Research Station is located 7 miles Southeast of Grand Junction. Site elevation is approximately 4750 feet with an average growing season of 182 frost-free days. The research conducted at this site includes tree fruits, wine grape production, and ornamental horticulture. This site has separate climate controlled greenhouse, as well as office and laboratory facilities.
History of Fruit Growing in Western Colorado

Research

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Community Alliance

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Amanda McQuade, PhD.

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Viticulture

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Horst Caspari. PhD.

Amanda McQuade
Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief | WCRC-Orchard Mesa

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Pomology

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Ioannis Minas, PhD.

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Enology

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Stephen Menke, PhD.

Horst Caspari
Professor | WCRC-Orchard Mesa
(970) 434-3264 ext. 204

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Ioannis S. Minas
Assistant Professor | WCRC-Orchard Mesa
(970) 434-3264 ext. 205

Western Colorado Research Center – Orchard Mesa
3168 B 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503-9621

Voice: (970) 434-3264
Fax: (970) 434-1035

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