Grapes

Open burning window closing for California grape growers

With a deadline looming for the end of open burning of removed orchards or vineyards in the San Joaquin Valley, farmer Tom Murphy is contemplating his limited options. The problem, Murphy said, is the trellis... more »

Yanmar reveals leading-edge autonomous vineyard robot

Europe-based Yanmar has introduced a new, technological breakthrough for wine producers – a vineyard robot which offers a host of benefits for wine-growing operations of all sizes including enhanced safety, productivity, cost reductions and versatility.... more »

Jeff Meier of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines among UC Davis honored alumni

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is known throughout the world for its expertise, educational opportunities, and contributions to society. Much of that has to do with alumni, friends, faculty, staff... more »

WineVit 2022 to be held in-person Feb. 7-10, Washington Winegrowers announces

The Washington Winegrowers Association plans to hold WineVit 2022 in-person Feb. 7–10 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington. Formerly known as the Winegrowers Convention & Trade Show, WineVit is an annual opportunity... more »

UC Davis Winter Grape Day scheduled for Nov. 10

The UC Davis Winter Grape Day will be held Nov. 10 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at UC Davis Conference Center and live-streamed. The UC Davis Winter Grape Day will provide instruction to attendees on issues... more »

Viticulture and Enology Extension stays busy at UC Davis

UC Davis Viticulture and Enology Extension hosted a program dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion in the grape and wine industries, one of many recent events targeting the industry. Representatives from UC Davis and individuals... more »

Burro to accelerate commercialization of collaborative robot platform

Burro, formerly known as Augean Robotics, an autonomy company providing solutions for the agriculture industry, announced Sept. 28 it has raised a $10.9 million Series A. The round was led by S2G Ventures and Toyota... more »

Wasps are picking up in Wisconsin vineyards

As we are approaching harvest, there are a number of insects that you should prepare for as they can become problematic at harvest. These include multicolored Asian lady beetle (MALB), social wasps, and spotted-wing drosophila... more »

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MSU Extension educator relishes new opportunity

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