Grapes

Michigan SWD webinar series for growers of cherries, berries and grapes

The Michigan State Univesity Fruit Team is pleased to announce SWD Fridays!, a series of webinars geared specifically toward providing fruit growers with spotted wing drosophila information. This series begins Friday, June 19 at 12... more »

Report explores long-term effects of COVID-19 on California ag industry

COVID-19 continues to affect parts of California agriculture in different ways. A new report from agricultural economists at the University of California examines the current and long-term impacts on California’s leading agricultural industries. Profiles in... more »

Robots armed with UV light fight grape mildew

Robots fitted with ultraviolet light lamps that roam vineyards at night are proving effective at killing powdery mildew, a devastating pathogen for many crops, including grapes. Researchers at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, have partnered with... more »

California OK’s Syngenta’s Miravis Prime fungicide

Miravis Prime fungicide – developed by Syngenta for broad-spectrum disease control in grapes and other specialty and vegetable crops – was recently registered for use in California, according to a release from the company. [caption... more »

Cross-country journey kick started award-winning wine student’s career

When then-18-year-old Andrew Gerow packed his car to drive from his home in Michigan to start at Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities, he knew what he wanted from his education. "I’ve always loved anything to... more »

Pierce’s disease-resistant vines planted at Texas winery

Pierce's disease-resistant vines are being planted at a winery in Johnson City, Texas. The vines are currently being planted at Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa in Texas Hill Country Carter Creek Winery. This is... more »

2020 Michigan Grape Kickoff Webinar scheduled for April 23

The 2020 kickoff to grape season in Michigan is represented with the 2020 Grape Kickoff meeting. The 2020 Grape Kickoff meeting will be held online via Zoom on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. Michigan State University Extension experts will... more »

Frost grips grapes in southern Ohio; prospects for year remain good

Southern Ohio vineyards took a hit last week when frost killed off early emerging buds, and northern Ohio grape growers are bracing for the potential in their area as well. “Some grape varieties like Chardonnay... more »


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