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.”

Growers get labor-saving ideas at UC Grape Day

Labor costs about 7 cents per vine for managing the “touchless” vineyard, compared to $1 in the conventional vineyard, says Kaan Kur... more »

Student’s work on grape vine management earns 3 awards

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Lanternfly’s penchant for harming grapevines focus of study

The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College ... more »

Study: Why Pierce’s Disease Is so deadly to grapevines

Scientists are gaining a better understanding of Pierce’s disease and how it affects grapevines. The disease, which annually costs California more t... more »

California winegrape group gives out Awards of Excellence

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Steve Schafer as the 2018 Grower of the Year and Karissa Kruse as the 2018 Leader ... more »

Washington wine research seminar scheduled

Registration is open for WAVEx, a condensed version of the popular research seminar called Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE). ... more »

John Deere has low-profile, narrow 5075GL high-value crop tractor 

John Deere has introduced the 5075GL Specialty Tractor for orchard and vineyard growers who want a powerful, low and narrow tractor to maintain and ha... more »

WSU researcher perfects wine’s distinct colors

Jim Harbertson sees through rosé colored glasses. Finely tuned shades and hues ranging from blush and coral to berry jam. Harbertson, a wine resea... more »

Dried fruit market forecast to grow

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Fruit nemesis spotted lanternfly takes aim on Ohio, Missouri

An invasive pest that was initially contained within Pennsylvania has spread to Delaware and Virginia, and insect experts worry the next st... more »


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