WSU scientists clone grape virus to help stop devastating disease

A new discovery by scientists at Washington State University could help grape growers roll back a devastating virus that withers their vines and shrivels harvests. Named for how it curls the leaves of infected plants,... more »

Sun World grants new fruit license in Brazil

Bakersfield, California-based Sun World Innovations has added Brazilian grape company, Argofruta, to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will allow Argofruta to expand their seedless grape production and give them access... more »

Cold-climate growers having luck with hybrid variety

Winegrape growers in northern states are... more »

Grape cultivars for disease resistance, sustainability event topic

Growing healthy grapes for producing-quality requires a lot of spraying in the vineyards and using large quantities of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Much effort has been done by the industry to develop more environmentally-friendly practices... more »

NRCS grants include $1.3 Million to study California soil health

Three groups with California ties will receive $1.3 million through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) nationally-awarded Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to study soil health innovations. "These grants will help spur creativity and problem-solving on California's farms... more »

2018 Michigan Wine Competition results announced

Twenty-nine wine experts from around the country gathered July 31 in East Lansing for the 41st annual Michigan Wine Competition. Fifty-five of the state’s 145 wineries entered 413 wines into the Competition, which is open... more »

Gubler, game-changing grape researcher, dies

Walter “Doug” Douglas Gubler, 72, passed away July 19 in Santa Clara, Utah. The California Association of Winegrape Growers joined the many who praised Gubler for his significant contributions... more »

Sagebrush a home for good bugs that can save vineyards

Sagebrush is a protective home for good bugs that help fight harmful pests on grape vines, according to new research from Washington State University scientists. This finding could be a huge benefit for local vineyards... more »

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