Grapes

Invasive moths cause concern for grape growers

Pheromone traps can be seen around the Healdsburg area in the ongoing effort to detect and eradicate several economically important invasive moth species. The Healdsburg PatchRead more of the story here. more »

Robots on the farm

Commercial farms of the future may be staffed by robots that will identify, spray and pick individual pieces of produce from plants, even when their targets are grapes, peppers and apples that are as green... more »

Maryland family celebrates 50 years for farm market

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Catoctin Mountains in Thurmont, Md. is the Black family farm, Catoctin Mountain Orchards. The Blacks grow fruits and vegetables, have a farm market and bakery, build a pumpkin... more »

More states growing their own wine grapes

While California remains the leader in grape and wine production in the United States, other regions of the country are quickly catching on. Both new and old growers are getting into the grape and wine... more »

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 »


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