Grapes

Oregon State professor, viticulture specialist confirmed as ASEV president

Patty Skinkis, Oregon State University’s viticulture Extension specialist and professor, has been confirmed as 2020-2021 president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) as of July 1. She succeeds Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker for... more »

Organic Thomcord grapes from Fruit World Co. ready in high-graphic packaging

Fruit World Co., a family-owned, flavor-focused grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit and the largest California grower of organic Thomcord grapes, has announced that it expects to begin shipping this popular variety the first week... more »

Michigan State University schedules week of Viticulture Virtual Field Days

Michigan State University (MSU) will host a series of virtual field day events on viticulture from July 27-July 31. Each event will run from noon-12:45 p.m EDT and feature videos highlighting research, a talk from... more »

Grapes producers have bio solution against ‘unseen enemy’

Grapes are one of the widest spread fruit crops; it could be produced in many parts of the world. It is a good option for farmers to support demand for locally grown agricultural products and... more »

Delegation asks USDA for direct relief for winegrape growers

California’s congressional delegation wants winegrape growers to receive financial relief through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Beginning May 26, CFAP intended to provide up to $16 billion in direct... more »

Detecting emerging pesticide resistance in grapes

Fungal pathogens, like the ones present in many specialty crops, often change over time. This means, for example, that resistance to certain fungicides might also vary from year to year. Timothy... more »

Sun World takes firm stance on IP rights breach

Californian based variety development and licensing company, Sun World International,LLC (Sun World),  announced July 1 it has reached settlement of a dispute with a prominent Australian table grape producer (and associated entities) within the Sunraysia... more »

California winegrape growers expected to suffer $437M in losses due to COVID-19

California winegrape growers could suffer at least $437 million in lost sales from this year’s grape harvest due to COVID-19 related economic disruptions. According to an analysis by Jon Moramarco, managing partner of bw166 and... more »


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