Grapes

Sustainable pest management winegrape webinar focus

An upcoming webinar is deigned to inform winegrape growers about recent research on biological control in winegrapes. The WAVEx webinar is scheduled for March 21 from 12:30–1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The event is sponsored by... more »

Growers scrap vineyards as market dims

A once-in-a-generation downturn in the wine market is reshaping California’s grape growing regions as farmers tear out vines to rebalance supply with declining demand. Throughout this winter, bulldozers plowed through Lodi’s wine country, leveling vineyards... more »

Powerful grapevine gene fights downy mildew

Downy mildew has been a concern for grape growers for generations, particularly in the Eastern U.S., where moisture allows the fungal disease to defoliate vineyards if untreated. “It can cause nearly 100% yield loss if... more »

Washington Winegrowers Association honors industry leaders

Washington’s wine industry is paying tribute to its industry leaders. At the Feb. 5 Washington Winegrowers Association annual Leadership & Legacy luncheon in Kennewick, Washington, the association celebrated the careers, accomplishments and leadership of Washington... more »

Unlocking vineyard data through technology

Grape growers, crop consultants, Extension faculty and other educators can learn about My Efficient Vineyard (MyEV),  an open-access tool used to integrate vineyard data into vineyard maps that can inform farm management decision-making, during a... more »

IFG owner Bloom Fresh appoints interim CEO

Bloom Fresh International, which owns International Fruit Genetics (IFG), has appointed an interim chief executive officer to lead what’s touted as the world’s largest fruit breeding company. Josep Jove Estiarte, chief innovation officer, is CEO. ... more »

UCCE Northern San Joaquin Valley offers CropManage workshop

Growers can benefit from an upcoming University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County (UCCE) workshop that provides information on water and nutrient management of tree fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts and other crops. UCCE Northern San Joaquin... more »

Sipcam Agro USA introduces new grape biofungicide

Sipcam Agro USA has introduced a biofungicide available in other states now for use by California growers. Mevalone is designed to treat winegrapes, table grapes and raisin grapes. The Durham, North Carolina, based crop protection... more »

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