Grapes

Sun World International names CEO; expands fruit breeding, licensing

David Marguleas has been named CEO of Sun World International LLC (Sun World), board chair Lloys Frates announced today.  Marguleas most recently served as Sun World’s executive vice president and managed the firm's breeding, technology... more »

NASS forecasts 2019 Northwest fruit production

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on Aug. 12 released estimates for fruit production in the Pacific Northwest for the current season. NASS’ Olympia office detailed forecasts for Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. Fruit... more »

Organic fungicide Howler headed to Mexico

AgBiome’s organic fungicide Howler will be developed for Mexican agriculture under an agreement recently inked with another company. AgBiome Innovations , which is the commercial arm of AgBiome, and Sumitomo Corporation recently announced a joint agreement... more »

Washington State University Tri‑Cities partners with Spanish winery

Washington State University (WSU) Tri‑Cities recently signed an agreement with Valdemar Family Wine Estates to explore educational opportunities for international collaboration in the field of wine science. Valdemar Family Wine Estates has locations in both... more »

Taking the guesswork out of irrigating winegrapes

Until now, winegrape growers have essentially irrigated their crops based on the color of the wine they were making, watering one way for white wine grapes, and another for red grapes. Although manageable, the method... more »

Washington State Wine bets big on research

The Washington state wine industry will significantly increase its research budget by nearly 300 percent over the next four years. Approved Friday, June 21, 2019, by the Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors, the... more »

Winegrowing summit shows strong interest in sustainable wine

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), with wine and grape association partners from New York, Oregon and Washington, and others around the country hosted the inaugural U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit | West on June 6-7... more »

Canadian group to certify grapevines as virus-free

Canadian officials on Saturday, June 15, announced more than $2.3 million in funds designed to help keep the country’s vineyards virus-free. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti spoke at the Konzelmann... more »


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