Grapes

Texas vineyards endure rough growing season

Erratic weather dealt Texas vineyards a difficult growing season as the industry continues to recover from pandemic-related setbacks, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulturist, Denton, said much of... more »

Altria to sell its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates business

Altria Group Inc. announced July 9 that its subsidiary, UST LLC, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates business, headquartered in Woodinville, Washington, to Sycamore Partners Management L.P., a... more »

Researchers, vintners explore using UV lights to reduce powdery mildew

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Oregon, was concerned for the safety of its employees and guests, so it invested in HVAC system improvements that purified the air using UV-C light technology... more »

Wyoming Extension presenting grape-growing symposium

The Growing Grapes in Wyoming Symposium in Sheridan is the first event of a three-year effort to provide specialized education for cultivating grapes in Wyoming. The event is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21, at the... more »

Technology to treat plant pathogens and pests found by USDA ARS, partners

USDA Agricultural Research Service announced July 14 that they have found an innovative way to treat pathogens (harmful bacteria) and pests in citrus trees, potato and tomato plants without the use of antibiotics. In collaboration... more »

Allied Grape Growers, CAWG release legal analysis on 2020 winegrape rejections

A report released July 8 by Allied Grape Growers and the California Association of Winegrape Growers analyzes various grape transactions in 2020 that resulted in rejections or severe price discounts due to alleged quality problems... more »

Viticulture Field Day scheduled for July 29 in Washington state

The 2021 Washington State University/Washington State Grape Society Viticulture Field Day will be held July 29 as an in-person event. The field day will be held from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. PDT at the Washington... more »

Winery, MSU Extension to discuss effective canopy and crop load management

According to a new statewide study conducted by John Dunham, the wine and grape industry in Michigan contributes $5.4 billion to the state's economy. In the state of Michigan, northwest Michigan has the highest concentration... more »

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