Grapes

IFG, with 45 patented grape and sweet cherry varieties, marks 20th year

Bakersfield, California-based International Fruit Genetics (IFG), a fruit-breeding and licensing company widely recognized for inventing the Cotton Candy and Sweet Globe grapes, has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council shares 2020 Grape and Hop Inventory results

The results of the 2020 Michigan Grape and Hop Inventory are promising for Michigan’s craft beverage industry. There are 3,375 wine grape acres in Michigan maintained by 257 farms, and 670 hop acres maintained by... more »

Mitigating grapevine trunk diseases: Using a new approach of a fungicide applied via drip paired with cultural practices

{Sponsored} The challenge of the grapevine trunk disease (GTD) complex present a problem unlike any others faced by grape growers. Most diseases they see are visible to the naked eye before they get out of... more »

Washington Wine reports smaller harvest, good quality in 2020

Washington’s winegrape crop may have been smaller in 2020, but according to farmers and winemakers – quality is high. The Washington State Wine Commission’s annual Grape Production Report, compiled with information provided by all Washington... more »

Penn State’s Vineyard Pest Management Series – Spotted Lanternfly Update

Penn State Extension's 2021 Vineyard Pest Management Series - Spotted Lanternfly Update will present a free webinar reviewing the latest information on spotted lanternfly management in vineyards. The program also will present research findings on... more »

Registration for use in California set for Harvanta, Verdepryn insecticides

Summit Agro USA has announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recently granted registration approval for two insecticides containing the active ingredient cyclapryn. These ground-breaking insecticides are Harvanta and Verdepryn. These IRAC 28... more »

2021 Statewide Grape Spring Kickoff scheduled by Michigan State Extension

Join winegrape growers from across Michigan at the virtual 2021 Statewide Michigan Grape Spring Kickoff on March 23, 2021 from 1-4:30 p.m. EST hosted by Michigan State University Extension. This program is free and offered via Zoom.... more »

WSU minority and under-represented students in viticulture, enology get boost

A three-way partnership between Woodinville Wine Country, Chateau Ste. Michelle, and DeLille Cellars will aim to recruit students from diverse backgrounds for WSU’s wine science program. As racial justice protests erupted across the country last... more »

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