Grapes

Winegrape vineyards can be converted for machine pruning without replanting

Winegrape growers in the San Joaquin Valley who want to switch from hand pruning to mechanical pruning won't have to replant their vineyards to accommodate machinery, according to a new study published in HortTechnology by University of... more »

California grape crush up 6.2%

California grapes crushed in 2018 topped 4.5 million tons – a mark that surpassed the previous year although not the record set in 2013, according to the annual report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.... more »

Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards recipients set

The California Green Medal recipients have been announced for the fifth annual Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. The California Green Medal recognizes the leadership of wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability and is presented by the California Sustainable... more »

Ben Benson retires after 37 years at Groth Vineyard & Winery

After 37 years of farming at Groth Vineyard and Winery in Oakville, California, Ben Benson has announced his retirement. Founders Dennis and Judy Groth hired Benson in 1982 as the winery’s first employee. For 37... more »

Battling powdery mildew and Botrytis with Pristine fungicide

{Sponsored} Last season, powdery mildew pressure was very late for coastal grape growers in California. Not knowing when diseases will develop or how severe pressure will be, growers need to prepare and be proactive. In 2018,... more »

Pennsylvania growers struggle with spotted lanternfly

The Mid-Atlantic and Midwest are better known for apple production than wine, but it is winegrape growers who perhaps have the most to lose from the latest pest threatening that region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is... more »

Michigan winery legislation meeting set for April 3 in Traverse City

Learn how the recent legislative changes may impact your winery and tasting room directly from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s Enforcement and Licensing Divisions. March 8, 2019 - Author: Thomas Todaro, Michigan State University Extension, and Kerry... more »

Cornell, Extension help NYS vintners test their metal

Whether enjoying a hike, a ballgame, a round of golf or a day by the pool, consumers are increasingly turning to aluminum cans as a way to enjoy wine in places that prohibit glass bottles.... more »


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