Grapes

MSU Grape School offered in Traverse City and Benton Harbor

Michigan State University Grape School will be held March 28-29, 2019, in Traverse City and Benton Harbor; the two locations will be connected via teleconference. Participants will explore ways to improve vineyard management, gain in-depth training... more »

Lodi Grape Day has full list of winegrape topics

The Lodi (California) Winegrape Commission will hold its 67th annual Lodi Grape Day in conjunction with University of California Extension and the Lodi Chamber of  Commerce's Agribusiness Committee. For over 65 years, the Agribusiness Committee... more »

‘Duke’ of Michigan winegrapes retires

Michigan fruit growers took a long lunch Tuesday, Jan. 15, celebrating the career of "Duke" Elsner, who advised winegrape growers for decades in the fast-growing industry. Elsner retired from his full-time work with Michigan State... more »

Inaugural Global Grape Summit set in London this June

The first-ever edition of the Global Grape Summit will take place in London later this year, bringing together leading table grape players from around the world to address the most important topics in the rapidly... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council grant proposals due Feb. 26

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) announces a request for proposals (RFP) for projects to commence May 1, 2019. The MCBC's anticipated budget for 2019 awards is $350,000. Individual proposals are limited to a maximum... more »

New partnerships support Michigan wine industry

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University (MSU), The School of Hospitality Business at MSU, Michigan Wine Collaborative (MWC), and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have formed a new partnership.... more »

Crush report in California faces shutdown delays

The ongoing federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, may soon affect a key program of great importance to winegrape growers. Thursday, Jan. 10 is the deadline for wineries to submit grape purchase data from... more »

EPA approves ReLoad fungicide (phosphate) for grapes

The U.S. EPA has approved a new unique phosphate fungicide – Belchim Crop Protection USA’s ReLoad – and it is now available for state registration. ReLoad is a 53.6 percent mono- and di-basic sodium, potassium and... more »


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