Grapes

SWMREC to host grape grower meeting Nov. 24

Michigan State University Extension will host a grape meeting Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC), 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor Michigan. To register, make check... more »

How grape growers benefit from BASF’s Nealta miticide

On Page 5 of the October issue of Fruit Growers News, we introduced you to Nealta® miticide, a product developed by BASF to fight against spider mite. Kate Walker, technical service representative for BASF, talked... more »

Mother Nature batters northwest Michigan wine grapes

How much injury can a grapevine stand? We may know the answer to this question in the spring of 2016. The last two years have heaped unprecedented levels of injury and stress on the vineyards... more »

BMSB starting to trouble Western growers

An invasive bug has been causing a stink among many Western fruit and vegetable growers. As the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) expands its reach, it’s challenging growers and researchers to develop new crop protection... more »

BASF helps grape grower fight spider mites

Hot, dry weather has plagued the West Coast this summer; many aspects of agriculture have been affected. “Spider mites pressure is often worse during hot, dry weather, so the lack of rain has not helped,”... more »

What to do about SWD-infested fruit?

The SWD monitoring network Counties are all positive for SWD as of last week, Aug. 28. A lot of SWD are being caught in traps in research sites now with population numbers expected to climb... more »

Grape berry moth update: Late-season pressure lower in 2015

Recent sampling of southwest Michigan vineyards indicates a lower pressure of grape berry moth than last season, but there are still regions in southwest Michigan with locally high infestations that should be controlled to prevent... more »

2015 Michigan Wine Competition results announced

Twenty-five wine experts from around the country gathered Aug. 11 in East Lansing for the 38th annual Michigan Wine Competition. Judges included Master Sommeliers Madeline Triffon, Claudia Tyagi and Kathy Morgan; Doug Frost, who is... more »

Storm damage: Northern Michigan winemakers may have no crop

For the past few days, we’ve been reporting on northern Michigan crop damage after a storm swept through the region on Aug. 2.As of now, winemakers are preparing for the possibility that they will have... more »

USDA to offer apple, grape grafting demos at Empire Farm Days

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service Plant Genetic Resources Unit, Geneva, New York, will demonstrate grafting techniques used with apple trees and grapevines daily at the Aug. 11-13 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and... more »


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