Grapes

Pennsylvania growers struggle with spotted lanternfly

The Mid-Atlantic and Midwest are better known for apple production than wine, but it is winegrape growers who perhaps have the most to lose from the latest pest threatening that region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is... more »

Michigan winery legislation meeting set for April 3 in Traverse City

Learn how the recent legislative changes may impact your winery and tasting room directly from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s Enforcement and Licensing Divisions. March 8, 2019 - Author: Thomas Todaro, Michigan State University Extension, and Kerry... more »

Cornell, Extension help NYS vintners test their metal

Whether enjoying a hike, a ballgame, a round of golf or a day by the pool, consumers are increasingly turning to aluminum cans as a way to enjoy wine in places that prohibit glass bottles.... more »

Grapevine red blotch virus diminishes winegrape value

Grapevine red blotch virus, a disease that is dramatically reducing the value of winegrapes in California's premium wine production region, is harming plants by inhibiting photosynthesis in the leaves, according to research published in February... more »

Carroll receives Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award

Cornell University's Juliet Carroll, fruit IPM coordinator, received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at the Viticulture day of the B.E.V. (Business, Enology,... more »

$68.9M set aside for USDA grape lab at Cornell AgriTech

After years of advocating for funding to improve the infrastructure for grape research, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Feb. 26 $68.9 million to build a new federal grape genetics research lab at Cornell AgriTech in... more »

Black Star Farms names new managing owner

More than just wine is making a mark at Black Star Farms. John Schoelles, having joined the company in late 2017, has moved into the position of Controller, managing finances and information technology. Sherri Campbell... more »

Grape Research Alliance elects members to board

The National Grape Research Alliance (NGRA) held its Annual Meeting of Members on Jan. 28, electing Vice Chair Tom Smith of E. & J. Gallo Winery to succeed outgoing Vice Chair Rick Stark of Sun-Maid Growers of California. Its... more »


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