Grapes

Organic techniques aid award-winning winery

While some vintners make wine, Tablas Creek Vineyard makes award-winning wine. Repeatedly.

New wine collaborative to protect grower interests

The president of the newly established Michigan Wine Collaborative (MWC) believes wine grape growers could benefit significantly as the organization strives to ... more

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Michigan Wine Collaborative Takes Shape

Southwestern Michigan winery operator Dave Miller, president of the Michigan Wine Collaborative, discusses the formation of the new group during ... watch »

27th Annual Viticulture Field Day

The annual Viticulture Field Day was held July 27 at the Southwest Michigan Research & Extension Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The event is s... more »

New grape disease focus of NE Ohio Field Day

A new disease could put the squeeze on some of Ohio’s grapevines. Called red blotch, it’s a featured topic — one of a bunch — at the Aug. 1... more »

Vineyard cover crops save expense, environment

Cornell University researchers have advice for vineyard managers in cool and humid climates like the Northeast: cover up. Maintaining bare soil ben... more »

UBC researchers: Vineyards adversely affect soil quality

Biologists from UBC’s (University of British Columbia) Okanagan campus are digging under vineyards to see if the Okanagan’s grape industry is affe... more »

Learn grafting techniques with USDA at Empire Farm Days

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Plant Genetic Resources Unit will demonstrate grafting techniques at the 2016 Empire Farm Days... more »

Michigan wine industry leader dies

The president of St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on July 5, the winery reported on its Facebook page. David Bragan... more »

SWMREC to host 27th annual Viticulture Field Day

Michigan State University will host the 27th annual Viticulture Field Day at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) on Wednesda... more »

Yellow spots on Michigan grape leaves not downy mildew

In late May, small, yellow spots on grape leaves were noticed by growers and vineyard scouts in multiple vineyards in southwest Michigan. Usually a si... more »

World apple production up, trade down

USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service has published its latest biannual report studying world markets and trade in apples, grapes and pears. The report... more »


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