Spotted Wing Pest Found in Oregon Wine Grapes

A newly recognized pest in Oregon continues to concern fruit growers and researchers with the recent find of a spotted wing drosophila fly in a sample of Willamette Valley wine grapes. Western Farmer-StockmanClick here to... more »

European Grapevine Moth Detected in Napa County

A single European grapevine moth, Lobesia botrana, has been detected in the Oakville region of Napa County, along with larvae, Napa County Agricultural Commissioner Dave Whitmer announced Oct. 12.The moth has been intercepted coming into... more »

Salinas Valley Growers Glad Harvest Winding Down

A storm that dumped about 2 inches of rain across much of Monterey County last week caused some damage to strawberries and grapes, leaving growers grateful that harvests were already winding down. Salinas CalifornianClick here... more »

Storm Forecast Sped Grape Harvest in South Monterey County

Grape harvesting in south Monterey County vineyards stopped Tuesday as a storm hit the area, but the picking went on almost until the first drops of rain fell. Salinas CalifornianClick here to read the rest... more »

Farming on Wheels: Life-changing accident doesn’t stop young farmer

When he was 15, Brian Rajzer knew he wanted to be a farmer. By the time he was 16 and confined to a wheelchair, he still knew. Now 29, he’s growing produce and flowers with... more »

Look to Washington State for Hidden Gems

California was not always the No. 1 wine-producing state in the country. Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Monterey County Wine Harvest in Full Bloom

The rush, and the crush, are on for Monterey County's wine harvest. The CalifornianClick here to read the rest of the story. more »

Monterey County Grape Growers Adapt to New Market

Monterey County grape growers are profiting, if not prospering, from a trend toward less expensive wines.Demand for California wines has risen slightly despite the recession or because of it. Consumers are favoring bottles in the... more »

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