Naturipe announces production of proprietary seedless Muscadine Vine Drops

Naturipe, a farmer-owned producer and marketer of fresh berries, has announced the start of harvest season for what is expected to bring large amounts of its proprietary Seedless Muscadine Vine Drops. Native to the Southeast,... more »

Disrupting mealybug mating may help protect vineyards from grapevine leafroll

The grape mealybug has plagued Washington winegrape growers for decades. Researchers at Washington State University are launching a study with synthetic sex pheromones to disrupt mealybug mating – and, hopefully, the damage mealybugs cause in... more »

Cornell engineers, plant scientists pursue app to predict size of fall grape crops

Engineers and plant scientists from Cornell University are attempting to develop an inexpensive option for New York’s grape growers to predict how many tons of grapes will be harvested from their vineyards in the fall. ... more »

Michigan’s Viticulture Field Day returns on July 28

The Michigan Grape Society's Viticulture Field Day and Steak Cookout is returning. This year Viticulture Field Day will be hosted by 12 Corners Vineyards on July 28 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. to discuss the latest... more »

Arrigoni offers solutions for cracking and pests in cherries

Spring rains have a decisive influence on the quality of fruits, especially when it comes to delicate cherry cultivars. Rainwater can in fact interrupt the flowering process, reduce quality and, in severe cases, start fruit... more »

Nevada professor retires after establishing winegrape-growing legacy

University of Nevada, Reno’s Grant Cramer, professor emeritus with the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, is retiring after three decades of teaching and research that excelled Nevada’s reputation in the winegrape growing industry. Cramer... more »

Fruit breeding company IFG marks its 20th anniversary

The fruit industry has dramatically changed over the last 20 years, and IFG is celebrating the pioneering advancements we have brought to the world of fruit breeding. Bakersfield, California-based International Fruit Genetics (IFG) showed that... more »

Lodi Winegrape Commission marks 30 years, passes referendum

The California Department of Food & Agriculture announced in late May the Lodi Winegrape Commission referendum passed with 85% of the region’s growers voting in favor of continuation. This news comes at the 30th anniversary... more »

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