Grapes

Weed management in vineyards starts with fall herbicide application

As grape harvest progresses throughout Michigan, it is time to consider controlling weeds in the field after crop harvest. After grape harvest, weed control might not be the top priority for many vineyards, but this... more »

Napa, California, wineries destroyed, damaged in Glass Fire

Flames from Napa Valley’s Glass Fire, which exploded overnight, Sept. 28, were tearing through parts of a world-class tourist destination, incinerating at least one winery, damaging another and threatening still others. According to a story... more »

Washington State University resources help grape growers combat extreme heat

Extreme heat, and too much water in response, affects a delicate balance in winegrape quality. Washington State University (WSU) researchers are studying the effects of heat, and developing an electronic, open-source cooling system to protect... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Late season disease management in grapes outlined

Late season fruit rots: Sour rot complex, botrytis and ripe rot are major concerns in the Midwest. Though it’s been pretty dry across much of Indiana recently, some untimely rains can lead to disaster. Once... more »

Breeder David Cain awarded Wilder Medal by American Pomological Society

David Cain, founder and chief plant breeder for International Fruit Genetics, has been awarded the 2020 Wilder Medal, the highest honor presented by the American Pomological Society. This medal recognizes Cain’s contributions throughout his 42-year... more »

Oregon State professor, viticulture specialist confirmed as ASEV president

Patty Skinkis, Oregon State University’s viticulture Extension specialist and professor, has been confirmed as 2020-2021 president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) as of July 1. She succeeds Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker for... more »

Organic Thomcord grapes from Fruit World Co. ready in high-graphic packaging

Fruit World Co., a family-owned, flavor-focused grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit and the largest California grower of organic Thomcord grapes, has announced that it expects to begin shipping this popular variety the first week... more »


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