Grapes

WAVEx webinar to highlight spotted lanternfly threat

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) and Washington State University invite winegrape growers to register for an upcoming webinar on the havoc that can be caused by the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that continues... more »

Georgia growers receive USDA Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration

USDA declares Hurricane Idalia disaster area for Georgia growers Georgia growers receive USDA Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration Hurricane Idalia disaster declaration made for Georgia pecans, produce Nearly 30 counties in southeast Georgia are eligible for... more »

Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

Deterring wildlife: Texas vineyard controls fruit loss

Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas, Heritage Vineyard uses trapping and other methods to control wildlife damage. Most of the animal damage and fruit loss is from raccoons and... more »

Ed Auler, Texas Hill Country winegrape pioneer, dies

Hugo Edwin "Ed" Auler, a pioneer of the Texas Hill Country’s winegrape industry, has died. He was 78. Ed Auler died Oct. 13. Funeral Services were Oct. 24 . Through their winery, Fall Creek Vineyards,... more »

Global table grape exports down, but category remains strong

Global table grape exports declined compared to the previous season but appear to remain on a growth trajectory, according to a recent Rabobank report. Exporting countries are grappling with various challenges while striving for efficiency... more »

USDA enhances, adds specialty crop, organic insurance options

The USDA is beefing up crop insurance options for specialty crop and organic producers, including rolling out new and expanded options based on feedback from farmers and ranchers. To do this, USDA’s Risk Management Agency... more »

MSU researches drones to control vineyard pests

At the annual Viticulture Field Day in late July at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, winegrape growers assessed autonomous tools for tasks including pest management. “One of... more »

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