Grapes Stories

Grapes
June 3, 2016
Winegrape Varieties That Can Beat The Heat
Researchers are evaluating a wide range of alternative winegrape varieties for California’s San Joaquin Valley. Read More
Grapes
June 1, 2016
Labor Costs Have Growers Eyeing Options
Methods to reduce labor dependency important for the future of grape production. Read More
Grapes
May 24, 2016
Sea Change Coming To California Winegrape Landscape
Vines continue to be pulled from the state’s interior, while planting is expected to increase along coast and in Delta area. Read More
Disease Control
May 19, 2016
Native Plants Reduce Need For Vineyard Water, Pesticide Usage
Scientists in eastern Washington are finding drought-tolerant alternatives to roses at the end of vineyard rows that not only save Read More
Grapes
May 18, 2016
Minnesota Has New Cold-Hardy, Lower-Acidity Grape
The University of Minnesota has released a new cold-hardy grape that holds promise for winemakers wanting to make dryer wines Read More
Grapes
May 13, 2016
Just How Many Acres Of Grapes Have Been Planted In California?
Nat DiBuduo of Allied Grape Growers says reports may be misleading and there are more than 48,000 nonbearing acres coming into production. Read More
Grapes
May 13, 2016
Virginia Looks To Boost Wine Business Through Grants
More than $800,000 is up for grabs for those interested in expanding or adding new vineyards in Virginia. The Virginia Read More
Grapes
May 13, 2016
Irrigation Method Can ‘Trick’ White Grapes
Washington State University scientists believe they have discovered a sweet spot for irrigating white wine grapes. Dr. Markus Keller, a Read More
Crop Protection
May 6, 2016
Scouting Tips For Growing Grape Pest Threat
Grape growers should be on the lookout this fall for two pests that are popping up in vineyards along the Read More
Crop Protection
April 27, 2016
Vector Transmitting Red Blotch Virus Found
Researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) have found the vector that seems to be spreading grapevine red blotch, a Read More
Grapes
April 25, 2016
Vineyards Honored For Sustainability
California Green Medal recognizes wineries and vineyards with a focus on sustainability. Read More
Grapes
April 22, 2016
Spring Rains Could Increase Phomopsis And Botrytis Infections On Grapes
Areas that don't typically see many infections could be in for a surprise this year, thanks to a wetter spring. Here are some tips to keep these diseases at bay. Read More
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Grapes
April 21, 2016
McManis Family Vineyards: Treating Employees Like Family
It’s no coincidence that more than half the full-time vineyard workers at McManis Family Vineyards have been with the company for 20-plus years. Read More
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Grapes
April 21, 2016
Are Muscadine Grapes The Next ‘Super Fruit’?
UF/IFAS researchers are seeking to expand market, educate consumers. Read More
Grapes
April 20, 2016
Samuel Filler Named New York Wine & Grape Foundation Executive Director
Filler will take over beginning in January, replacing long-time President Jim Trezise. Read More
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Grapes
November 8, 2017
California Winegrowers Report Excellent …
Wine Institute: Strong quality across the state as ample rain ended drought. Read More
Disease Control
October 31, 2017
Novel Biofungicide Approved for Grapes, …
Marrone Bio Innovations says new product has proven highly effective for controlling downy mildews and white molds. Read More
Grapes
October 30, 2017
New Smartphone App Advises Grape Growers
Up-to-date information on what products can be used to solve a problem is available right there in the vineyard. Read More
Grapes
October 24, 2017
Little Winegrape Loss from California Wi…
University Extension experts give an update of the destruction, potential for smoke taint in wine. Read More
Grapes
October 13, 2017
Fairgrounds Host California Fire Evacuee…
Gallo will contribute $1 million to fire recovery effort and will match employee donations two-for-one. Read More
Grapes
October 10, 2017
Wildfires Hit California Wine Country
California Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency for northern counties impacted by flames. Read More
Grapes
October 7, 2017
Tips for Effective Vine Mealybug Managem…
Scouting, trapping, and mating disruption can help prevent populations of this pest increasing in your vineyard. Read More
Grapes
September 26, 2017
New England Researchers Study Viability …
University of New Hampshire project looks at growing systems, varieties to determine what type of production would be suited for cooler climates. Read More
Grapes
September 12, 2017
Heat Wave Leads to Early Winegrape Harve…
Ask any winegrape grower to describe the grape harvest in Sonoma County and you typically hear “harvest time is like Read More
Grapes
September 8, 2017
Spotted Lanternfly Population Large This…
Thanks to mild winter, numbers for the pest are growing, especially in southeast Pennsylvania. Read More
Grapes
August 30, 2017
ASEV Confirms Enologist as President
Washington State University’s James Harbertson to lead American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) as the 2017-2018 president. Read More
Grapes
August 26, 2017
Ode to Being a Part-time Farmer [Opinion…
I work with many grape growers in Virginia. Some of them work full time at a single vineyard operation. Many Read More
GenNext Growers
August 8, 2017
Winegrape Society Awards $100,000 in Sch…
American Society for Enology and Viticulture bestows awards at its 68th national conference. Read More
Grapes
July 7, 2017
California Winegrowers Applaud $5 Millio…
Governor approves Pierce’s Disease Control Program money for the first time since 2011. Read More
Grapes
July 3, 2017
Climate Doesn’t Weigh Heavy On Ste. Mich…
While warming trend has been a part of past few seasons, the vineyard is incorporating new technologies to grape growing versus altering production techniques. Read More
Grapes
July 3, 2017
How to Handle Warming Pacific Northweste…
The warming temperatures in the Pacific Northwest are well-suited for red winegrape production, but other changes in viticulture practices must be made. Read More
GenNext Growers
June 29, 2017
Cornell Graduate Student Earns Grape Dis…
Doctoral candidate recognized by American Society of Enology and Viticulture for work studying sour rot pathogens. Read More
Grapes
June 29, 2017
Cornell University Wants You to Name Tha…
Contest to name cold-tolerant variety a seedless ‘Concord’-type berry runs through July 31. Read More