Communication is the key for growers, winemakers

Lee Lutes likens the relationship between a grower and a winemaker to a marriage. “You can’t just walk in and say to your spouse: ‘I don’t like this. Change it,’” he said. “You have to... more »

Success allows Michigan winery to expand into new areas, products

One of the stops on the 2011 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO Bus Tour was the Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery in Baroda, Mich., founded by Rick Moersch and his family.... more »

Indiana Extension holding workshops

Fruit Tree, Grape, and Small Fruit Growers Workshop, Saturday, March 3. Purdue Meigs Farm. The Purdue Fruit Team: Bruce Bordelon, Peter Hirst, Rick Foster and Janna Beckerman will be on hand to demonstrate proper methods... more »

Global warming seen as threat to Garden State’s cranberry farms

A sense of urgency pervaded the meeting rooms at the Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, where scientists, business executives, and former governors agreed that global warming poses pressing problems for... more »

2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show coming to Acme, Mich.

The 2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show, January 24 to 25, will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. The concurrent wine grape session will be held on January 24, and tree fruit... more »

Southwest Horticultural Days Feb. 8-9

The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with Lake Michigan College, will host the annual Southwest Horticultural Days conference Feb. 8-9 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave.,... more »

Tree fruit growers still looking for a mechanical harvester

Michael Glenn, director of USDA’s Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, W.Va., can list all kinds of technological innovations that have aided tree fruit growers in the last 50 years: lasers and GPS for more... more »

Drew Bledsoe scores touchdown with winery

Football fans know Drew Bledsoe as former quarterback of the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys. Wine connoisseurs and growers are getting to know him as owner of Doubleback Vineyards and Wines. Doubleback... more »

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