Grapes

Combating new grape pests and raspberry mulch trials discussed at 2019 GLEXPO

Two researchers in the northern U.S. are researching new pests local growers are seeing in grapes. At the Grape Session during the 2019 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO, Heather Leach and Christelle... more »

Washington State Wine grant program builds research

The Washington State Wine Commission will launch a competitive grant program in 2020 to expand its reach and support of viticulture and enology research. The new program establishes the means to encourage scientists, regardless of... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council debuts website

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) on Oct. 10 launched its website, MichiganCraftBeverage.com. The site features many resources to support the growing industry, including a detailed research finder, an industry marketplace, and business development and... more »

Winegrape session set for 2020 Orchard and Vineyard Show in Michigan

Plan to attend the winegrape session at the 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, Jan. 14-15, 2020, at the Grand Traverse Resort Hotel in Acme, Michigan. The purpose for the two-day wine grape session... more »

Califonia ag department employee remembers fighting Pierce’s Disease

Bob Wynn, who worked for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for more than 40 years, recently revisited the onset of Pierce’s Disease in a video series put out by the department. The... more »

Drone workshops set for agricultural professionals in Michigan

Thanks to a grant from Michigan State University AgBioResearch, RS&GIS and the Bruno Basso Lab, a series of free drone workshops will be offered in 2019 for agricultural professionals across Michigan. Each of the 1.5 to two-day workshops will... more »

Raising a glass to grapes’ surprising genetic diversity

Here's a discovery well worth toasting: A research team led by Professor Brandon Gaut with the University of California, Irvine and Professor Dario Cantu with the University of California, Davis has deciphered the genome of... more »

Cloud based software helps growers on the ground

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »


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