Grapes

Detecting emerging pesticide resistance in grapes

Fungal pathogens, like the ones present in many specialty crops, often change over time. This means, for example, that resistance to certain fungicides might also vary from year to year. Timothy... more »

Sun World takes firm stance on IP rights breach

Californian based variety development and licensing company, Sun World International,LLC (Sun World),  announced July 1 it has reached settlement of a dispute with a prominent Australian table grape producer (and associated entities) within the Sunraysia... more »

California winegrape growers expected to suffer $437M in losses due to COVID-19

California winegrape growers could suffer at least $437 million in lost sales from this year’s grape harvest due to COVID-19 related economic disruptions. According to an analysis by Jon Moramarco, managing partner of bw166 and... more »

New line of table grape varieties designed to capture marketers, consumers

International Fruit Genetics (IFG), a fruit  breeder, is adding six new table grape varieties the company says are poised to further disrupt the produce industry and lead the table grape world with unique shapes and flavors... more »

New degree in place for wine students at Washington State University

Students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in viticulture and enology from Washington State University. After the Washington State University (WSU) Board of Regents approved the new Bachelor of Science degree in May, the Northwest... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations: Regalia seen as top biofungicide brand in California

Davis, California-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, announced June 24 that its flagship biofungicide, Regalia, holds more than 25%  market share* of the foliar biofungicide segment in California; outperforming... more »

MSU nixes Viticulture Field Day for week-long online webinars

In place of Viticulture Field Day, Michigan State University will have Viticulture Field Week online. This will be a week of webinars from 12-1 p.m. during July 27-31, 2020. More information to come. more »

Texas vineyards and wineries assistance webinar June 17

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be presenting a webinar, CARES Act: Financial Tools and Resources to Help Texas Vineyards and Wineries, on June 17. The free online event will run from 11 a.m.-noon. Participants must RSVP in... more »


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