Grapes

Wine school authorities surveying viticulture industry

Viticulture specialists from a leading wine institution want to know the industry’s needs. The UC Davis Extension Team has been working with a group of research and Extension faculty members in viticulture, enology and marketing... more »

Sun World successfully takes Italian growers to court

In recent months and in four separate cases, Italian courts have ruled in favor of Sun World International LLC in litigation the company has filed against unlicensed growers for their unlawful production and sale of... more »

Pest update: Efforts continue to control SWD, SLF

In 2022, Fruit Growers News highlighted research in California and other states related to imported wasps to control the spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) fruit fly. Kent Daane, Extension specialist with UC-Berkeley and stationed at the Kearney... more »

FloraPulse provides real-time data on plant water needs

FloraPulse, an easy-to-install water sensor, provides accurate and low-cost water-sensing technology to farmers and researchers who want real-time data that will enable them to make quick, accurate decisions.  FloraPulse has developed a way to acquire... more »

Sustainable pest management winegrape webinar focus

An upcoming webinar is deigned to inform winegrape growers about recent research on biological control in winegrapes. The WAVEx webinar is scheduled for March 21 from 12:30–1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The event is sponsored by... more »

Growers scrap vineyards as market dims

A once-in-a-generation downturn in the wine market is reshaping California’s grape growing regions as farmers tear out vines to rebalance supply with declining demand. Throughout this winter, bulldozers plowed through Lodi’s wine country, leveling vineyards... more »

Powerful grapevine gene fights downy mildew

Downy mildew has been a concern for grape growers for generations, particularly in the Eastern U.S., where moisture allows the fungal disease to defoliate vineyards if untreated. “It can cause nearly 100% yield loss if... more »

Washington Winegrowers Association honors industry leaders

Washington’s wine industry is paying tribute to its industry leaders. At the Feb. 5 Washington Winegrowers Association annual Leadership & Legacy luncheon in Kennewick, Washington, the association celebrated the careers, accomplishments and leadership of Washington... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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