Grapes

California grape growers deal with mealybugs without chlorpyrifos

So scratch chlorpyrifos, but California winegrape growers have more tools left in the war chest for dealing with vine mealybugs. Native grape mealybugs are usually kept in place by natural controls and parasitoids, said George... more »

UC Davis releases 5 new winegrape varieties

For the first time since the 1980s, University of California, Davis, researchers have released new varieties of winegrapes. The five new varieties, three red and two white, are highly resistant to Pierce’s disease, which costs... more »

Katherine East joins MSU as viticulture specialist in southwest Michigan

My name is Katherine East and I am the new viticulture production specialist in southwest Michigan. I joined Michigan State University Extension this past August and it’s been a whirlwind so far over this harvest and into... more »

Cider education included at 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

Parallel 45 and Michigan State University Extension are pleased to host Bri Ewing Valliere, a clinical assistant professor of the School of Food Science at Washington State University, at the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, Jan. 14-15, 2020,... more »

Sun World Grants new fruit licenses in Chile and Peru

Sun World International, LLC recently added South American grape companies to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will allow Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, Sun Fruits, to expand and build their table... more »

Wine fermentation laboratory opens in College Station, Texas

The dedication and opening of the Arthur and Gaye Platt Wine Fermentation Laboratory was held recently in College Station and will be housed in the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticultural... more »

Wine Institute gives 2019 California harvest report

Vintners in many California appellations are predicting light-to-normal size winegrape yields this year. The 2019 winegrape harvest started one to two weeks later than usual in many California wine regions. February brought heavy rain to Temecula Valley and Sonoma... more »

Sun World grants new fruit licenses in Chile and Peru

Palm Desert, California-based Sun World International, LLC. has added a Chilean and two Peruvian grape companies, Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, and Sun Fruits, to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will... more »


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