Grapes

California’s 2019 grape crush down 9%

California crushed about 9% fewer winegrapes than the previous years, according to a preliminary report released by the California field office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Association on Feb. 10. The 2019 crush totaled... more »

Awards given at Rutgers Cooperative Extension conference

During the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Annual Conference on Jan. 13 a presentation of awards for excellent work was made by Extension director Brian Schilling, associate director of administration and personnel Kathleen Howell and administrative coordinator... more »

WSU professor Michelle Moyer wins award for distinction in Extension

On learning that she had won the 2020 Extension Distinction Award from ASEV –the American Society for Enology & Viticulture – Washington State University (WSU) associate  professor and Extension specialist, Michelle Moyer was shocked. [caption... more »

Washington winemakers asked for input into proposed research

Washington state wineries and winegrape growers are invited to be part of the Washington State Wine Commission’s annual Research Review on Feb. 25-26, 2020, at the Clore Center in Prosser. Industry members will be asked... more »

UGA viticulturist, plant pathologist to present at Wine Producers Conference

Fritz Westover of Westover Viticulture and Virtual Viticulture Academy will serve as keynote speaker for the conference. Westover will speak on “A new era for grape growing in Georgia: Learning from the past and adapting... more »

Study: Winegrapes face climate change decline

If you were planning to drink your way through the climate apocalypse, here’s some unfortunate news: Just as climate change threatens homes, food and livelihoods, so does it threaten the world’s supply of wine. If... more »

Nematodes tough on Washington winegrapes

Four feet under the vineyard ground, and in the middle of the row far from the grapevines it loves to eat, dagger nematodes still are plentiful, researchers found. Katherine East, a Michigan State University researcher,... more »

California grape growers deal with mealybugs without chlorpyrifos

So scratch chlorpyrifos, but California winegrape growers have more tools left in the war chest for dealing with vine mealybugs. Native grape mealybugs are usually kept in place by natural controls and parasitoids, said George... more »


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