Grapes

Fruit breeding company IFG marks its 20th anniversary

The fruit industry has dramatically changed over the last 20 years, and IFG is celebrating the pioneering advancements we have brought to the world of fruit breeding. Bakersfield, California-based International Fruit Genetics (IFG) showed that... more »

Lodi Winegrape Commission marks 30 years, passes referendum

The California Department of Food & Agriculture announced in late May the Lodi Winegrape Commission referendum passed with 85% of the region’s growers voting in favor of continuation. This news comes at the 30th anniversary... more »

An agricultural robot Slopehelper challenges steep vineyards and orchards

Producing food can be an uphill struggle, in every sense of the word. With myriad challenges from labour sourcing to environmental concerns and margin pressure, today’s farmers welcome every innovation that can help them get... more »

Spotted lanternfly: It’s time to be on the lookout in New York vineyards

The first detection of established spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) populations in New York was one among many of the ominous events of 2020. We’ve been monitoring for this pest for a while, but now that it... more »

Pest management approaches in a winter- or freeze-damaged grape vineyard

The damaging weather conditions in southern Michigan vineyards this spring have created a need for growers to consider an adjusted insect and disease control program for frost-damaged vineyards. The comments below are intended to help... more »

Wild Washington yeast may hold key to reducing sugar content in wine

Creating wine is a balancing act between the quality of harvested grapes and the types of microorganisms that ferment grape juice. Too much sugar during the fermentation process means too much alcohol in the final... more »

MSU plans Michigan Grape Pre-Bloom Webinar on May 27

The Michigan State University Extension Grape Team will be hosting its 2021 Statewide Grape Pre-Bloom Webinar on Thursday, May 27, from 1-4PM via Zoom. This webinar is free, but registration is required by midnight on... more »

New smartphone app predicts vineyard yields earlier, more accurately

Cornell University engineers and plant scientists have teamed up to develop a low-cost system that allows grape growers to predict their yields much earlier in the season and more accurately than costly traditional methods. The... more »

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