Freezing stress, cold hardiness and managing winter damaged vines

The 2021 winter in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. was impacted again by the polar vortex; temperatures plunged into the sub-zero digits and the extended duration of the cold events severely affected the grapevines. Minimum... more »

Principles of Vineyard Management course offered by Oregon State University

This spring, Oregon State University will offer an online course, Principles of Vineyard Management. Classes start March 30 and will run Tuesday and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST. The on-line course runs... more »

California Preliminary Grape Crush Report released

The California Preliminary Grape Crush Report released Feb. 10 indicated the 2020 crush totaled 3,542,038 tons, down 13.9% from the 2019 crush of 4,115,413 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all... more »

Oregon State entomologists develop organic product to control SWD

The invasive spotted wing drosophila first arrived in Oregon in 2009. While its fruit fly cousins lay their eggs in overripe fruit, this insect lays eggs in berries, cherries and other soft fruits as they... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council grants go to grape, cider apple projects

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council has announced that nine projects will receive funding through its 2021 research grant program. The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) recommended more than $274,000 in project support for research into... more »

Cornell virtual event for the wine and grape industry set for March3-5

Despite the pandemic, wine and grape producers, managers, researchers and industry professionals will have access to expertise spanning many different business, enology and viticulture topics at the upcoming Business. Enology. Viticulture conference from March 3-5.... more »

Workshop set on building better spray programs for vineyards in the Midwest

Are you are a Midwest grape grower and want to feel more confident about fungicide spray program design? Join us March 2 or 4, for a virtual workshop on building better spray programs for vineyards... more »

Tian joins UCCE as viticulture advisor in Kern County, California

Tian Tian has been named the University of California Cooperative Extension viticulture advisor in Kern County, beginning Jan. 4. Tian previously served as a graduate research assistant at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where she... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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