Grapes

Indiana winegrape harvest projected to be fruitful

Indiana winegrape growers began harvesting in late August and will continue through early October. Despite a late freeze at the beginning of the growing season, high winegrape yields are expected across the state. Miranda Purcell,... more »

WSU students demonstrate how terrain affects wine taste with new Rieslings

Small changes in vineyard location and geography can impact the flavor of wine. To test this, three Washington State University Viticulture & Enology students crafted two Riesling wines from grapes harvested on opposite sides of... more »

California Winter Grape Day scheduled for Nov. 10

On Nov.10, the University of California, Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology Extension Team will host a Winter Grape Day. This program, to be held from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., will be available both as an... more »

2021 NW Michigan Grape Preharvest Meeting set for Sept. 17

Join winegrape growers from northwest Michigan at the 2021 Northwest Michigan Grape Preharvest Meeting on Friday, Sept.17 from 2-4 p.m. hosted by the Michigan State University Extension Grape Team. This in-person meeting will be held... more »

Coastal California grape growers can use less water during drought

California grape growers in coastal areas can use less water during times of drought and cut irrigation levels without affecting crop yields or quality, according to a new study out of the University of California,... more »

Research into grapevine leafroll disease in top 10 most cited annual papers

Past research by Washington State University plant pathologist Naidu Rayapati earned recognition among most cited papers in the journal PLOS One. Rayapati, a professor in plant pathology and director of the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research... more »

Wine and nut exporters still face impacts of tariff fights

With the pandemic continuing to test supply chains, attention to ongoing trade conflicts may have taken a back seat. But tariffs affecting key California agricultural exports remain. As a result of a U.S.-China trade dispute... more »

Wine scientists running studies to combat smoke exposure

As wildfire season scorches the Pacific Northwest, Washington State University researchers are working to find new ways to mitigate wine grape smoke exposure. Projects include installing air quality sensors at vineyards, laboratory experiments where grapes... more »

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