Grapes

Mitigating grapevine trunk diseases: Using a new approach of a fungicide applied via drip paired with cultural practices

{Sponsored} The challenge of the grapevine trunk disease (GTD) complex present a problem unlike any others faced by grape growers. Most diseases they see are visible to the naked eye before they get out of... more »

Planning for the 2020 grape growing season with weather and region in mind

{Sponsored} Last grape season started cold and wet in California. Many growers were rightfully concerned about how the early season weather would impact the 2019 growing season. Kate Walker, BASF Technical Service Representative for coastal California... more »

BASF’S Pristine relieves summer disease pressure

{Sponsored} Vigilance and proactive fungicide applications have positioned California grape growers for healthy yields. Wet winter weather patterns continued into spring, particularly in northern and coastal California. Conditions were conducive for high disease pressure but... more »

Summer crop protection planning starts now for grape growers

{Sponsored} California’s grape growing season is here — and it’s time to start planning your summer pest protection program. “Growers are faced with several disease and insect pressures in the summer,” said Leigh Ann Harrison,... more »

Growers: It’s time to start crop protection planning for 2017

{Sponsored} Now that the 2016 grape growing season is behind us, it’s time to look ahead to the promise and possibility of 2017. And it all starts with early crop protection planning. “It’s important to... more »

Marketing specialist joins Purdue Wine Grape Team

Purdue University Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist Katie Barnett says her job is about two things: connections and possibilities. "When you're buying a wine, you could buy a bottle that's on sale," Barnett said, "but what... more »

Georgia’s dry summer aids grape harvest

Fall may be known as harvest time for peanuts, cotton and apples in Georgia, but the state's winemakers would like Georgians to start thinking about grapes when the leaves start to transition to red and... more »

Organic techniques aid award-winning winery

The mantelpiece over the Tablas Creek Vineyard fireplace is crowded with trophies attesting to the fact that while some vintners make wine, Tablas Creek Vineyard makes award-winning wine. Repeatedly. Nestled in a 120-acre organic estate... more »

Fighting plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them? That’s Botrytis cinerea, a fungal pathogen that... more »

New wine collaborative to protect grower interests

The president of the newly established Michigan Wine Collaborative (MWC) believes wine grape growers could benefit significantly as the organization strives to fulfill its mission in coming years. MWC, a nonprofit organization, was created after... more »

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