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Grapes
February 2, 2016
Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Sets Attendance Record
Winegrape professionals from around the globe gather for the nation’s largest wine and grape industry show. Read More
California Association of Winegrape Growers
Grapes
January 29, 2016
California Association Of Winegrape Growers Elects New Board Officers And Members
The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has elected five new officers and three new members to its board of Read More
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Grapes
January 29, 2016
Tips To Prevent Winter Injury
After two consecutive harsh winters, grapevine freeze protection is top of mind for many Eastern and Midwestern growers. Here’s a Read More
A vineyard worker first cuts the young canes out of the trellising. (Photo credit: Christina Herrick)
Grapes
January 28, 2016
Bending Down Vines Helps Young Growth Survive Sub-Zero Temperatures
An old tradition gone by the wayside is new again when it comes to vineyard winterization in the Great Lakes region. Read More
Cross section of Fiesta bud anatomy. Arrows indicates the two cluster primordia in the primary bud.
Grapes
January 22, 2016
Bud Dissection Can Guide Winter Grapevine Pruning Decisions
Bud dissection can help growers predict yield variation and adjust the number of spurs left when pruning. Buds are dissected Read More
Grapevine leaf exhibiting Pierce's disease symptoms.
Photo: Aaron Jacobson, UC-Davis
Grapes
January 22, 2016
Enzyme Discovery Sheds Light On Pierce’s Disease Damage
Plant scientists have discovered an enzyme that appears to play a big role in the leaf scorch that accompanies Pierce’s disease. The discovery could lead to new tools to combat the disease. Read More
Weeds in strawberry for web
Apples & Pears
January 20, 2016
Herbicide Flood Irrigation Application Approved for California Orchards And Vineyards
Crops include stone fruit, pome fruit, grapes, tree nuts, and olives. Read More
table grapes
Grapes
January 7, 2016
Gerawan Farming Shuts Down Table Grape Operations
Gerawan Farming announced it’s planning to fully close its table grape operation effective Feb. 25, 2016. According to a Worker Read More
Eugenia Frank
Photo: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Grapes
January 7, 2016
New Wine Series Highlights The Women Behind The Wine
When Meaghan Frank, general manager of Dr. Frank’s Winery, in Hammondsport, NY, tells the story of her family’s business, it Read More
Sunpreme is the first raisin grape that dries naturally on the vine.
Grapes
December 31, 2015
Tips For Canopy Management On Open-Gable Trellises
There are many factors to consider in raisin grape production. Read More
Photo: Benziger Family Winery
Grapes
December 29, 2015
Employing Sheep For Weed Control
Sheep can help control weeds, but they do more than that. According to Chris Benziger, who has been employing sheep Read More
Concord vineyards along the shore of Lake Erie overlaid with spatial sensor canopy data. In this case, blue areas show vines with strong growth and high production and red areas show problem areas of poor growth and production.  In conjunction with other spatial data layers, such as soil and yield maps, vineyard managers can develop variable rate management plans for their vineyards to reduce variation and improve production and fruit quality.
Grapes
December 29, 2015
Digital Mapping Could Help Growers Improve Vineyard Management Plans
The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is leading a $6 million USDA Project in precision viticulture, giving grape growers access to digital maps detailing the health of their vineyards. Read More
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Grapes
February 5, 2016
Geotextiles Can Help Prevent Winter Grap…
Although Northeast and Midwest grape growing regions have so far been spared from extreme cold this year, the winters of Read More
Grapes
February 5, 2016
Researchers Test New Method To Mitigate …
The use of evaporative cooling in vineyards during hot weather isn’t a new concept, but researchers in Australia are testing Read More
Grapes
February 4, 2016
Northern Grapes Project Fuels A Market F…
 There’s a burgeoning market for cold-weather grapes. The Northern Grapes Project, funded in 2011 by a USDA National Institute of Read More
Grapes
February 2, 2016
Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Sets …
Winegrape professionals from around the globe gather for the nation’s largest wine and grape industry show. Read More
Grapes
January 29, 2016
California Association Of Winegrape Grow…
The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has elected five new officers and three new members to its board of Read More
Grapes
January 29, 2016
Tips To Prevent Winter Injury
After two consecutive harsh winters, grapevine freeze protection is top of mind for many Eastern and Midwestern growers. Here’s a Read More
Grapes
January 28, 2016
Bending Down Vines Helps Young Growth Su…
An old tradition gone by the wayside is new again when it comes to vineyard winterization in the Great Lakes region. Read More
Grapes
January 22, 2016
Bud Dissection Can Guide Winter Grapevin…
Bud dissection can help growers predict yield variation and adjust the number of spurs left when pruning. Buds are dissected Read More
Grapes
January 22, 2016
Enzyme Discovery Sheds Light On Pierce’s…
Plant scientists have discovered an enzyme that appears to play a big role in the leaf scorch that accompanies Pierce’s disease. The discovery could lead to new tools to combat the disease. Read More
Apples & Pears
January 20, 2016
Herbicide Flood Irrigation Application A…
Crops include stone fruit, pome fruit, grapes, tree nuts, and olives. Read More
Grapes
January 7, 2016
Gerawan Farming Shuts Down Table Grape O…
Gerawan Farming announced it’s planning to fully close its table grape operation effective Feb. 25, 2016. According to a Worker Read More
Grapes
January 7, 2016
New Wine Series Highlights The Women Beh…
When Meaghan Frank, general manager of Dr. Frank’s Winery, in Hammondsport, NY, tells the story of her family’s business, it Read More
Grapes
December 31, 2015
Tips For Canopy Management On Open-Gable…
There are many factors to consider in raisin grape production. Read More
Grapes
December 29, 2015
Employing Sheep For Weed Control
Sheep can help control weeds, but they do more than that. According to Chris Benziger, who has been employing sheep Read More
Grapes
December 29, 2015
Digital Mapping Could Help Growers Impro…
The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is leading a $6 million USDA Project in precision viticulture, giving grape growers access to digital maps detailing the health of their vineyards. Read More
Grapes
December 28, 2015
Going For The Green – California W…
California grower/consultant earns medal for community and employee relations. Read More
Apples & Pears
December 28, 2015
FruitGrowerConnect Solves Growers’ Probl…
More than 35 grower and supplier operations gathered at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego in November for Read More
Grapes
December 15, 2015
Great Lakes Expo Sessions Focus On Past …
The winters of 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 were a constant theme during the Great Lakes Expo held Dec. 8-10 in Grand Read More
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