Cold-climate growers having luck with hybrid variety

Winegrape growers in northern states are proving it’s possible to win wine competitions with single-variety wines based on material other than vitis vinifera.

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Great season, technology has winegrapes grower beaming

“This was by far the best year we’ve ever had.”

USDA resources help fruit farm stay in family hands

Nestled in the hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania lies a fifth-generation family farm, Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. Purchased in 1900 by the pa... more »

Wine center in Michigan named for benefactors

Lake Michigan College’s future wine and viticulture building will be named for longtime LMC supporters Mike and Lisa Welch, the college announce... more »

Washington State Grape Society seeks award nominees

Each year the Washington State Grape Society is honored to recognize an outstanding grower by awarding them with the Lloyd H. Porter Grower of the Yea... more »

Thermaculture technology hiked 2018 fruit set by 24 percent

Agrothermal customers participating in 2018 growing season fruit-set data collection saw a significant increase in fruit set across va... more »

Purdue offers expertise that fuels growth for Indiana wineries

Bruce Bordelon, professor of viticulture at Purdue University, is fretting about the weather. The state is getting way too much rain, which plays havo... more »

Two invasive species identified as new threats to Michigan

Spotted lanternfly, a leaf-hopper native to China and India, and Japanese chaff flower, a plant from East Asia, have been added to the state’s invas... more »

Sun World moves packing operations in-house

Bakersfield, California-base Sun World International has moved its packing operations in-house where it will pack a significant portion of their Calif... more »

Late season cultural and chemical options for diseases in grapes

The major grape growing regions of Michigan (i.e., the northwest and southwest portions of the Lower Peninsula) saw over 2 inches of rainfall in the l... more »

Updated insecticide use for spotted lanternfly on peach, grape

Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive and important pest for grapes in Southeastern PA. Evaluation of insecticides for managing this i... more »

Brown marmorated stink bugs increasing in grapes

Be on the lookout for brown marmorated stink bugs in vineyards, especially as annual crops begin to dry down before harvest. We are catching more ... more »

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