Grapes

California drought showing no sign of relenting

Although early February storms brought much-needed precipitation to California, they only made a small dent in the four-year-old drought, water managers said. Many of the state’s vegetable growers said they still don’t expect any surface... more »

Industry reacts to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

The Environmental Working Group released Feb. 25 its list of what it identifies as the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables, according to its new analysis of U.S. government data.According to a news release, apples, peaches... more »

FMC launches Fracture fungicide

FMC Corp. is launching Fracture fungicide, a broad-spectrum, biological fungicide labeled for the prevention and control of powdery mildew, botrytis and brown rot blossom blight. Fracture is a patented fungicide labeled for use in the... more »

TKI acquires norflurazon assets from Syngenta

Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. (TKI) has purchased the herbicide assets of norflurazon (Solicam) from Syngenta Crop Protection.The product will be managed by NovaSource, the crop protection business unit of TKI.Solicam is used for control of grass... more »

California grape crush down from 2013

California's 2014 grape crush totaled 4.1 million tons, down 11 percent from the record 2013 crush of 4.7 million tons, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of... more »

South Tyrolean growers cooperate to survive

South Tyrol’s apple industry gives new meaning to the word “cooperative.” Members of the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) saw that firsthand in November during a tour of the Italian province, which is nestled in... more »

Vineyard management plan changes during drought

How California wine grape vines responded in 2014 was partially dependent on what happened to them in 2013. It is good to find out what is happening below 2 feet. Vines can survive under very... more »

EPA registers Sivanto for 2015

Bayer CropScience’s Sivanto insecticide has received registration from EPA and will be available for the 2015 growing season.According to Bayer, Sivanto precisely targets key damaging pests at multiple insect life stages to prevent damage to... more »

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