Grapes

Viticulturists get online resource

The national online resource, eViticulture (eviticulture.org), offers a new resource, created by the Grape Community of Practice (GCoP) and eXtension, that is directed toward commercial viticulturists who need proven, tested information to improve their skills... more »

Grant to boost eastern wine industry

Unpredictable rainfall, overly fertile soils, new varieties and a young industry -- these are but some of the challenges in producing quality wine in the eastern United States. ECNTo read more, click here. more »

Organic tree fruit growers get together

Not only is it possible to grow organic tree fruit commercially in the humid Midwest, there’s actually a big demand for it. More organic growers are needed, though, and those that exist could always use... more »

Grape commission doesn’t violate free speech

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a lower-court ruling that had determined that the law establishing the California Table Grape Commission and authorizing its programs does not violate the First Amendment, ending a federal... more »

SWD found in Michigan; team planning a response

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), a pest of Asian origin that is already established in many of the main fruit-producing regions of the United States, has been found in Michigan, according to Michigan State University.... more »

Texas vintners blend Mediterranean grapes and great harvest

To see the future of Texas wine, you'll need a passport and maybe some sunscreen because it's all in the Mediterranean. The Dallas Morning NewsTo read more, click here. more »

Specialty crop grants

In October, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded 28 grants, worth more than $46 million total, to projects studying problems in specialty crop agriculture.“The specialty crop industry plays an enormously important part... more »

SWD found in Michigan

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), a pest of Asian origin that is already established in many of the main fruit-producing regions of the United States, has been found in Michigan, according to Michigan State University.SWD... more »


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