Grapes

Pierce’s disease in grapes treated through organic bacteriophage

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research study has led to the discovery of the first curative and preventive bacteriophage treatment against the pathogen Xylella fastidiosa, which causes the deadly Pierce’s disease in grapevines. A bacteriophage therapy is a... more »

Western Growers to honor Carol Chandler at the 2021 Annual Meeting

Western Growers will honor agriculture advocate, educator, philanthropist and trailblazer Carol Chandler with the 2021 Award of Honor. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of achievement and is given to individuals who... more »

Multi-state partnership advances sustainability in US wine industry

The largest winegrowing states in the country – California, Oregon, New York and Washington, which produce 95% of U.S. wine – have established educational and certification sustainability programs over the past two decades, furthering the... more »

Indiana winegrape harvest projected to be fruitful

Indiana winegrape growers began harvesting in late August and will continue through early October. Despite a late freeze at the beginning of the growing season, high winegrape yields are expected across the state. Miranda Purcell,... more »

WSU students demonstrate how terrain affects wine taste with new Rieslings

Small changes in vineyard location and geography can impact the flavor of wine. To test this, three Washington State University Viticulture & Enology students crafted two Riesling wines from grapes harvested on opposite sides of... more »

California Winter Grape Day scheduled for Nov. 10

On Nov.10, the University of California, Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology Extension Team will host a Winter Grape Day. This program, to be held from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., will be available both as an... more »

2021 NW Michigan Grape Preharvest Meeting set for Sept. 17

Join winegrape growers from northwest Michigan at the 2021 Northwest Michigan Grape Preharvest Meeting on Friday, Sept.17 from 2-4 p.m. hosted by the Michigan State University Extension Grape Team. This in-person meeting will be held... more »

Coastal California grape growers can use less water during drought

California grape growers in coastal areas can use less water during times of drought and cut irrigation levels without affecting crop yields or quality, according to a new study out of the University of California,... more »

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