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.”

Canadian wine sales ‘discrimination’ targeted

The United States is challenging British Columbia regulations that were amended in April 2015 to permit the sale of wine in grocery stores. The amende... more »

Syngenta gets EPA registration of fungicide Adepidyn

Syngenta's latest carboxamide fungicide (SDHI mode of action) – Adepidyn – has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).... more »

Gov. Snyder establishes Michigan Craft Beverage Council

Gov. Rick Snyder signed House Bill 4667 and Senate Bill 440 – sponsored by Rep. Brandt Iden and Sen. Goeff Hansen – on May 23 that will change the... more »

Warm weather, rain start Michigan fruit crops

More seasonably warm weather combined with recent rainfall brought the first push of green growth in fruit crops for the year. Drier conditions early ... more »

Building named after ‘father of Fresno State viticulture, enology’

The renaming of Fresno State’s Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building after the program’s late founder was celebrated April 20 by a crowd of... more »

Great season, technology has winegrapes grower beaming

Spirits are high this harvest at northwest Michigan’s Black Star Farms. Owners say they took in the best harvest in memory and purchased a thermo-vi... more »

California vineyard uses robotic lasers to solve bird problems

Lasers provide successful results at a vineyard in Sonoma County, California. According to the Bird Control Group, this is the first time the laser bi... more »

Washington wine industry surveyed about research priorities

The Washington State Wine Commission is asking wine grape growers and wineries to fill out a survey to help identify top research priorities for the... more »

Cornell projects support Concord grape growers in New York

Concord grapes have provided the economic backbone for communities in the Lake Erie region of New York for more than 200 years. But a dramatic reducti... more »

USDA NASS reports California’s 2017 grape acreage

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service recently reported on California winegrapes acreage during 2017. The winegrapes acreage was estima... more »


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