Grapes

Egyptian courts side with Sun World on grape cases

Three separate Egyptian courts have issued injunctions against four Egyptian companies who have grown Sun World International’s Sugrathirteen variety grapes without a license to do so. The court also appointed experts to collect samples and... more »

USDA: Cranberry production to rise, grapes, peaches and pears down

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released forecasts for a number of fruit crops, putting cranberry production up from last year, but peach, pear and the overall grape category (table, raisin, juice and wine) down.... more »

Arkansas fruit breeder’s progeny grown throughout the world

As University of Arkansas (UA) fruit breeder John Clark prepares to leave the program he’s helmed since 1997, his accomplishments are seen in the varieties growing throughout the world. Over nearly 60 years, the UA... more »

Spotted lanternfly arrives in North Carolina’s Forsyth County

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed the first established presence of the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in the state. Initial surveys indicate the known distribution of the pest is... more »

Texas A&M AgriLife to conduct grape crush report

Vineyard and winery owners across the state of Texas are being asked for the first time to contribute to a statewide crush report being compiled by Texas A&M AgriLife’s enology program to help gauge the... more »

UF scientists finding grapes to grow in Florida

Florida farmers and other businesspeople are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine. There are about 40 wineries around Florida. Further, as of 2017 (the most recent year for which there’s data), growers in the Sunshine... more »

Viticulture Field Day returns to SW Michigan Research and Extension Center

The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center’s (SWMREC) Viticulture Field Day is July 27. The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center hosts its Viticulture Field Day on July 27. Photo: Michigan... more »

Grapevine pest found in California wine county

Napa County, California, agricultural officials are asking growers to be alert after a single adult western grapeleaf skeletonizer, a “voracious” eater of grape leaves, was found in a major wine production area. The pest was... more »

Bio Detection K9 trains dogs to detect, protect vineyards from viruses

Bio Detection K9 (BDK9) has announced its upcoming detection service for Leafroll and Red Blotch Virus in grapes. Of the 86 different viruses known to infect vineyards, Leafroll 3 and Red Blotch virus are among... more »

New field trials show efficacy of Biotalys’ first biocontrol Evoca

Biotalys, an Agricultural Technology (AgTech) company protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, has unveiled the promising results of its latest field trials with its biocontrol Evoca. In 2021, an extensive program of 150... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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