Grapes

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.”

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 »

WSU scientists clone grape virus to help stop devastating disease

A new discovery by scientists at Washington State University could help grape growers roll back a devastating virus that withers their vines and s... more »

Sun World grants new fruit license in Brazil

Bakersfield, California-based Sun World Innovations has added Brazilian grape company, Argofruta, to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership ... more »

Cold-climate growers having luck with hybrid variety

[caption id="attachment_18231" align="alignright" width="248"] North Arm Noir, a Marquette wine, won Best of Class in the dry red wines category at th... more »

Grape cultivars for disease resistance, sustainability event topic

Growing healthy grapes for producing-quality requires a lot of spraying in the vineyards and using large quantities of pesticides, fungicides and herb... more »

NRCS grants include $1.3 Million to study California soil health

Three groups with California ties will receive $1.3 million through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) nationally-awarded Conserv... more »

2018 Michigan Wine Competition results announced

Twenty-nine wine experts from around the country gathered July 31 in East Lansing for the 41st annual Michigan Wine Competition. Fifty-five of the st... more »

Gubler, game-changing grape researcher, dies

Walter “Doug” Douglas Gubler, 72, passed away July 19 in Santa Clara, Utah. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="164"] Doug Gubler[/caption... more »

Sagebrush a home for good bugs that can save vineyards

Sagebrush is a protective home for good bugs that help fight harmful pests on grape vines, according to new research from Washington State University ... more »

Michigan agriculture grant goes to St. Julian Wine

During its regularly scheduled meeting July 18, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Inv... more »


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