Grapes

Grape commission gets grant to fight invasive pests

The California Table Grape Commission has been awarded a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) grant for a three-year project in the amount of $363,500 for research on invasive pests... more »

Next-generation winemakers: Jenny Wagner

When Jenny Wagner and her brothers, Charlie and Joey, were growing up, wine was always on both their mom’s and dad’s tables. Wagner, who is now 23, said she was allowed sips of wine at... more »

States consider alcohol tasting at farmers’ markets

Wade Bennett peddles hard cider and wine at farmers markets in and around Seattle, but his $20 bottles can be a tough sell when consumers can't sip and swirl the beverages first. Bloomberg BusinessweekRead the... more »

BASF announces new chemistry fungicide for 2012

BASF is continuing its tradition of innovation by introducing a new fungicide, which will be available to growers in 2012, pending registration. The new chemistry, called Xemium, is a carboxamide that works by inhibiting SDH... more »

Cornell wins $1.3 million grant to investigate new wine practices

To keep the wine industry of the eastern United States growing, the Specialty Crop Research Initiative awarded Cornell a $1.3 million grant to investigate new viticulture practices and marketing strategies. The Cornell Daily SunTo read... more »

Latest reports show strong produce sales

Weekly dollar sales and per store volume of fresh produce grew in the fourth quarter of 2010, when compared with the same period in 2009. The average price of produce at supermarkets in Q4 2010... more »

Inspire Super Fungicide approved for use on pome fruit, grapes

Syngenta Crop Protection received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the use of Inspire Super fungicide on pome fruit and grapes. Inspire Super combines two active ingredients, difenoconazole and cyprodinil, to provide growers... more »

Crop protection has entered a new era: IPM

Before examining the ways crop protection techniques have changed over the last half-century, George Bird wanted to go back a little further – 12,000 years or so. Bird, 72, doesn’t go back that far, but... more »

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