Grapes

Washington State Wine Commission awards research grants

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) awarded almost $1 million in research grants for the upcoming year. The research projects target a variety of challenges that directly impact Washington wine grape growers and winemakers. The... more »

Rabobank report upbeat on fruit, tree nuts

As with producers of most crops, U.S. fruit and tree nut growers have faced challenges including higher input costs and logistical challenges in recent years, but according to a Rabobank report, there are positive developments... more »

CFFA’s LeMay to succeed Nave at California grape commission

Ian LeMay, president of the California Fresh Fruit Association, will become president and CEO of the California Table Grape Commission in the spring of 2025, succeeding longtime commission head Kathleen Nave. Nave joined the commission... more »

Smoke in the vineyard: Oregon State studies wildfire smoke

Oregon State University (OSU) researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that contributes to the ashy or smoky flavors in wine made with grapes exposed to wildfire smoke. The development is significant for winemakers... more »

Dogs sniff out crop-killing spotted lanternflies

Researchers in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are enlisting dogs in the fight against the spread of the spotted lanternfly. From New York to North Carolina and as far west as Illinois,... more »

WAVEx webinar to focus on nematode management

An upcoming web seminar will examine if it makes economic sense for winegrape growers before replanting to control nematodes through fumigating vineyard soils. The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) and Washington State University invite winegrape... more »

Grape biofungicide now available in U.S.

Sipcam Agro USA Inc. is now distributing a naturally derived biofungicide that helps growers target fungus in grapes in the U.S. Mevalone was designed to protect grape crops from fungal pathogens and formulated to provide long-lasting,... more »

Syngenta promotes Kathy Eichlin in communications role

Syngenta has promoted Kathy Eichlin to head of U.S. Crop Protection Corporate Communications for Syngenta North America. In her new role, Eichlin is responsible for leading the U.S. Crop Protection Corporate Communications Team, as well... more »

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