Grapes

Amvac to distribute Vintec fungicide in the US

Amvac, an American Vanguard Co., announced Oct. 13 that Vintec, a biological fungicide, is now registered in the U.S. by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is pending state regulatory approval. The product will be... more »

CDFA, UC Davis assist commercial labs testing smoke impact in wine and winegrapes

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology and the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are offering laboratory services, with limited capacity, to test... more »

California wildfires ravage dozens of family-run wineries

The sight is every winemaker's nightmare. "Smoke-tainted" grapes, blackened casks of wine, charred and broken bottles where once there were picturesque vineyards. In California's celebrated Napa Valley, instead of welcoming visitors to their wineries for... more »

Weed management in vineyards starts with fall herbicide application

As grape harvest progresses throughout Michigan, it is time to consider controlling weeds in the field after crop harvest. After grape harvest, weed control might not be the top priority for many vineyards, but this... more »

Napa, California, wineries destroyed, damaged in Glass Fire

Flames from Napa Valley’s Glass Fire, which exploded overnight, Sept. 28, were tearing through parts of a world-class tourist destination, incinerating at least one winery, damaging another and threatening still others. According to a story... more »

Washington State University resources help grape growers combat extreme heat

Extreme heat, and too much water in response, affects a delicate balance in winegrape quality. Washington State University (WSU) researchers are studying the effects of heat, and developing an electronic, open-source cooling system to protect... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Late season disease management in grapes outlined

Late season fruit rots: Sour rot complex, botrytis and ripe rot are major concerns in the Midwest. Though it’s been pretty dry across much of Indiana recently, some untimely rains can lead to disaster. Once... more »

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