Grapes

Washington State Wine Commission opens research grant program

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) is soliciting research grant proposals for fiscal year 2024 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024). The competitive research grant program fund short-term and intermediate research projects. Submittals will... more »

Webinar focuses on winter grapevine pruning

Join Cornell AgriTech, Virginia Tech and Penn State Extension for a webinar on winter pruning of grapes. The webinar, from 3-4:30 p.m. Jan 10, is free, but registration is required. The webinar, “Top 10 Dormant... more »

John Deere introduces tractors for orchards, vineyards

John Deere is widening its lineup of specialty tractors designed for work in narrow orchards and vineyards with the addition of the new 5EN and 5ML Series. The popular 5EN from the past is back... more »

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

Josh VanderWeide is a new small fruit horticulture specialist with Michigan State University (MSU), with a concentration on blueberry physiology and production. Introduced at the first annual MSU Blueberry Field Day in August, the assistant... more »

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

IFG showcases table grape breeding with field days

After a three-year hiatus due to pandemic travel restrictions, International Fruit Genetics LLC (IFG), the world’s largest table grape breeder, welcomed nearly 300 international licensees, marketers and retail representatives in July and August for the... more »

Florida agency publishes Hurricane Ian damage estimates

The latest report shows Hurricane Ian caused up to $1.8 billion in losses to Florida agriculture production and infrastructure. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) released the report on Oct. 24. While... more »

High tunnel grapes thrive in tough locations

Researchers are pursuing a project initiated during a 2018 Michigan State Ag Innovations Day to evaluate the potential for high tunnel warm-season winegrape cultivar plantings. The goal is to confirm that winegrape quality and yield... more »

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