Research into grapevine leafroll disease in top 10 most cited annual papers

Past research by Washington State University plant pathologist Naidu Rayapati earned recognition among most cited papers in the journal PLOS One. Rayapati, a professor in plant pathology and director of the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research... more »

Wine and nut exporters still face impacts of tariff fights

With the pandemic continuing to test supply chains, attention to ongoing trade conflicts may have taken a back seat. But tariffs affecting key California agricultural exports remain. As a result of a U.S.-China trade dispute... more »

Wine scientists running studies to combat smoke exposure

As wildfire season scorches the Pacific Northwest, Washington State University researchers are working to find new ways to mitigate wine grape smoke exposure. Projects include installing air quality sensors at vineyards, laboratory experiments where grapes... more »

USDA apple production forecast for the US is up 3% from 2020

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, released a crop report on Aug. 12 that reflected projected increases in the U.S. apple crop The USDA  estimate of the season puts the U.S. apple crop... more »

New officers, board of directors members set by Lodi Winegrape Commission

The new 2021-2022 board of directors took office during the July meeting of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Incumbent alternate Jason Eells joins current commissioners Phil Abba, Bruce Fry, Curt Gillespie, Matt Lauchland, Tom Murphy, Diego... more »

WSU assistant professor to lead American Society for Enology & Viticulture

Washington State University assistant professor Tom Collins has been confirmed as president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture for 2021–2022. The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV )s a professional society dedicated... more »

Solectrac has new electric tractor, delivering to California vineyards, farms

Solectrac, a subsidiary of Ideanomics, announced  Aug. 4 the launch of the all-new e70N electric tractor, a specially designed, narrow model purpose-built for easy handling and maneuverability on vineyards and farm operations. The news follows... more »

IFG, a fruit-breeding company renowned for inventing the Cotton Candy and Sweet Globe grapes, announced Aug. 3 it has expanded its Commercial Team with the addition of Elena Aguaron in the newly created position of... more »

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