Grapes

Washington State Wine bets big on research

The Washington state wine industry will significantly increase its research budget by nearly 300 percent over the next four years. Approved Friday, June 21, 2019, by the Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors, the... more »

Winegrowing summit shows strong interest in sustainable wine

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), with wine and grape association partners from New York, Oregon and Washington, and others around the country hosted the inaugural U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit | West on June 6-7... more »

Canadian group to certify grapevines as virus-free

Canadian officials on Saturday, June 15, announced more than $2.3 million in funds designed to help keep the country’s vineyards virus-free. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti spoke at the Konzelmann... more »

Chlorosis is a serious problem that affects many Concord vineyards

If you’ve ever packed fruit snacks in a lunch, enjoyed a glass of grape juice, or made a PB&J, chances are the grapes used in those products were grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley. That’s because... more »

Oregon State University holds vineyard mechanization webinar

Pacific Northwest wine grape growers are invited to a free webinar, “Can Mechanizing Vineyard Tasks Make you Money?” led by Clark Seavert, an Oregon State University agricultural economist. The webinar will be held from 11:45... more »

Botrytis on the rise in grapes in San Joaquin Valley, California

Botrytis is a well-known disease in most grape growing regions around the world. Normally botrytis is associated with bunch rot, but under the right conditions it can cause damage in other parts of the plant.... more »

Blanc Vineyards partners with NBA on ‘new kind of table grape’

A family of grape growers based in Delano, California, has partnered with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to introduce consumers to a new variety of the healthy snack food. The Campbell and Middleton families, owners... more »

Midwest cold damage masks vine trunk diseases

Old Man Winter is broadly blamed for damaged grapevines across the Midwest. But after looking beneath the surface, one Extension specialist discovered that much of the Midwestern damage is due to disease-causing fungi better known... more »


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