Technology to treat plant pathogens and pests found by USDA ARS, partners

USDA Agricultural Research Service announced July 14 that they have found an innovative way to treat pathogens (harmful bacteria) and pests in citrus trees, potato and tomato plants without the use of antibiotics. In collaboration... more »

Allied Grape Growers, CAWG release legal analysis on 2020 winegrape rejections

A report released July 8 by Allied Grape Growers and the California Association of Winegrape Growers analyzes various grape transactions in 2020 that resulted in rejections or severe price discounts due to alleged quality problems... more »

Viticulture Field Day scheduled for July 29 in Washington state

The 2021 Washington State University/Washington State Grape Society Viticulture Field Day will be held July 29 as an in-person event. The field day will be held from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. PDT at the Washington... more »

Winery, MSU Extension to discuss effective canopy and crop load management

According to a new statewide study conducted by John Dunham, the wine and grape industry in Michigan contributes $5.4 billion to the state's economy. In the state of Michigan, northwest Michigan has the highest concentration... more »

Naturipe announces production of proprietary seedless Muscadine Vine Drops

Naturipe, a farmer-owned producer and marketer of fresh berries, has announced the start of harvest season for what is expected to bring large amounts of its proprietary Seedless Muscadine Vine Drops. Native to the Southeast,... more »

Disrupting mealybug mating may help protect vineyards from grapevine leafroll

The grape mealybug has plagued Washington winegrape growers for decades. Researchers at Washington State University are launching a study with synthetic sex pheromones to disrupt mealybug mating – and, hopefully, the damage mealybugs cause in... more »

Cornell engineers, plant scientists pursue app to predict size of fall grape crops

Engineers and plant scientists from Cornell University are attempting to develop an inexpensive option for New York’s grape growers to predict how many tons of grapes will be harvested from their vineyards in the fall. ... more »

Michigan’s Viticulture Field Day returns on July 28

The Michigan Grape Society's Viticulture Field Day and Steak Cookout is returning. This year Viticulture Field Day will be hosted by 12 Corners Vineyards on July 28 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. to discuss the latest... more »

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Troon Vineyard makes wine with minimalist approach

Wafler Farms: family, fruit, nursery

MSU Extension educator relishes new opportunity

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

Blueberry group energized after planning effort, referendum OK

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

Mating disruption: Certifications, trials among updates from companies

Protein-based biologicals among trends in IPM

Farm Market column: Worker numbers dependent on market performance

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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