Grapes

New grape disease focus of NE Ohio Field Day

A new disease could put the squeeze on some of Ohio’s grapevines. Called red blotch, it’s a featured topic — one of a bunch — at the Aug. 11 educational field day at the Ashtabula... more »

Vineyard cover crops save expense, environment

Cornell University researchers have advice for vineyard managers in cool and humid climates like the Northeast: cover up. Maintaining bare soil beneath vines has long been accepted management practice to stifle competition from other vegetation,... more »

Disease activity picking up in Michigan grapes

Symptoms of grape diseases such as Phomopsis cane, leaf spot, black rot and anthracnose have been noticed in Michigan vineyards on susceptible cultivars. Frequent rainy spells in early spring 2016 have helped the grape pathogens to... more »

World apple production up, trade down

USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service has published its latest biannual report studying world markets and trade in apples, grapes and pears. The report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as... more »

Researchers try to expand muscadine grape market

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are trying to expand consumers’ knowledge of muscadine grapes, and they hope that awareness leads to more people buying them. UF/IFAS... more »

Michigan vineyard establishment conference scheduled

The Michigan winery industry, valued at $286 million in 2005, with 45 wineries, has grown to nearly 120 wineries today. While the state’s wine grape acreage increased from 1,500 in 2003 to 2,850 in 2014... more »

Recapping the 2015 California grape growing season

Life as a grape grower is taxing — Mother Nature always seems to be in charge, but she doesn’t always win. In 2015, California grape growers fought the weather, managed disease and came out on... more »

New publication recommends grape rootstocks for Michigan

Michigan vineyard owners have a new bulletin, “Grape Rootstocks for Michigan” by Michigan State University Extension, to help with selecting rootstocks. This bulletin focuses on the use of grape rootstocks to suppress soil pests, control... more »

Michigan Grape & Wine Conference Feb. 24-26

The Michigan Grape & Wine Conference will be held for the first time in southwest Michigan, Feb. 24-26 at the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites. The conference will be the hosting center for the... more »

Bush named Grape and Wine program manager for Michigan

Peter Anastor, Division Director, Agriculture Development Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Devleopment (MDARD), has announced that Karel Bush has been selected as the Grape and Wine Program Manager on the staff of... more »


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