Grapes

Novel sweet cherry system getting attention

A group of tree fruit growers recently got a look at a high-efficiency growing system for sweet cherries called the UFO – short for Upright Fruiting Offshoots. It was March 1 at Hanrahan Orchards near... more »

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.The guesstimate provides a forum for growers, processors,... more »

Grape commission gets grant to fight invasive pests

The California Table Grape Commission has been awarded a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) grant for a three-year project in the amount of $363,500 for research on invasive pests... more »

Next-generation winemakers: Jenny Wagner

When Jenny Wagner and her brothers, Charlie and Joey, were growing up, wine was always on both their mom’s and dad’s tables. Wagner, who is now 23, said she was allowed sips of wine at... more »

States consider alcohol tasting at farmers’ markets

Wade Bennett peddles hard cider and wine at farmers markets in and around Seattle, but his $20 bottles can be a tough sell when consumers can't sip and swirl the beverages first. Bloomberg BusinessweekRead the... more »

Cornell wins $1.3 million grant to investigate new wine practices

To keep the wine industry of the eastern United States growing, the Specialty Crop Research Initiative awarded Cornell a $1.3 million grant to investigate new viticulture practices and marketing strategies. The Cornell Daily SunTo read... more »

Latest reports show strong produce sales

Weekly dollar sales and per store volume of fresh produce grew in the fourth quarter of 2010, when compared with the same period in 2009. The average price of produce at supermarkets in Q4 2010... more »

BASF announces new chemistry fungicide for 2012

BASF is continuing its tradition of innovation by introducing a new fungicide, which will be available to growers in 2012, pending registration. The new chemistry, called Xemium, is a carboxamide that works by inhibiting SDH... more »


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