Grapes

WSU researchers studying spread of red blotch virus in vineyards

Grapevine red blotch disease spreads through vineyards and blotches leaves, shrinking wine and juice grape harvests. Researchers at WSU’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center are studying how and why the grapevine red blotch... more »

Gillibrand calls for $16M to combat invasive spotted lanternfly

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is calling on Congress to deliver $16.066 million in funding to combat the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that threatens specialty crops,... more »

UF researchers help wineries capitalize on carbonation craving

University of Florida researchers are helping wineries make more of their products bubbly to meet taste trends and expand their business. Andrew MacIntosh, a University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) assistant... more »

Breeding, genetics boosted by Sun World’s new Center for Innovation

For more than three decades, Bakersfield, California-based Sun World researchers have worked diligently to develop new and more flavorful fruits and vegetables. Beginning this month, they now have an impressive new home from which to... more »

Michigan urges vigilance after dead spotted lanternfly cases identified

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is asking freight carriers, warehouse workers and delivery drivers to be on the lookout for invasive spotted lanternfly after the United States Department of Agriculture confirmed... more »

Arrigoni has solutions against hail, excessive heat in Bordeaux vineyards

Arrigoni’s range of solutions for defending winegrapes protects crops from adverse weather conditions, more and more unpredictable and harmful even for prestigious wine crops. According to a news release, as well as being very practical... more »

Spotted lanternfly found in Jefferson County, Ohio

A population of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) has been found in Mingo Junction just south of Steubenville, Ohio, along the Ohio River. The initial report came from a resident who spotted a dead adult... more »

Arnie Esterer, pioneer of vinifera wines in Ohio dies at age 88

Arnulf “Arnie” Esterer, winemaker and owner of Markko Vineyard in Conneaut, Ohio, died at home on Oct. 28, 2020, at the age of 88. Born in 1932 in Bochum, Germany, he graduated from the University... more »

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