Grapes

Properly manage bacterial induced crown gall in grapes

Crown gall is a widespread and devastating disease, particularly in cool-climate regions in the world. Agrobacterium vitis is the bacterial pathogen that causes this disease in grapevines. The species A. tumefaciens, which is responsible for crown gall in several... more »

California EPA to cancel chlorpyrifos registrations

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) said May 8 its Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) would ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by... more »

Sun World International sells vineyards to focus on fruit breeding, licensing

Grapes grower Sun World International (Sun World) will sell its leased and owned California farming property to an investor group, to focus on breeding and licensing of stone fruit and table grapes varieties. The investor... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council sets research funding for 2019

The 2019 Michigan Craft Beverage Grant Funding has been announced and we look forward to supporting Michigan’s grape growers and wineries with new research and extension. Here are the lead investigators and topics from Michigan... more »

Spotted lanternfly thwarted by two native fungi

Cornell-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge. The spotted lanternfly feeds on more than 70 plant species, including grape vines... more »

UV light may be ripe to replace chemicals in fungal fight

Growers may no longer have to rely on fungicides to control powdery mildew (PM) – a rampant fungal disease that affects nearly all plant species. The international, multidisciplinary Light and Plant Health team of researchers... more »

Ag drone company surveys farmers on needs

Scientific Cal Ag has engineered a drone that flies, land and drive to conduct further analysis (ground truthing), meant to reduce the costs associated with hiring crop specialists. Photo: Scientific Cal... more »

Shaulis Symposium at ASEV-ES focuses on digital viticulture

A special vineyard tour and symposium entitled “Digital Viticulture: New Tools for Precision Management” will be featured as part of the annual American Society for Viticulture and Enology- Eastern Section (ASEV-ES) conference at Hobart and... more »


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