Grapes

UC-Davis Viticulture & Enology sees new leadership

The Department of Viticulture & Enology at the University of California-Davis recently changed leadership. Professor David Block stepped down as department chair after 12.5 years, and Ben Montpetit, associate professor, was named interim chair, effective... more »

Washington soil health events cover diverse topics

Washington State University will co-host a series of events across the state in February to advance soil health practices and knowledge. SoilCon, now in its fourth year, is a free resource for agricultural professionals to... more »

Washington Winegrowers Association names executive director

The Washington Winegrowers Association has named its new executive director. Colleen Frei will lead the nonprofit organization that serves Washington winegrowers and vintners. Frei was a partner at Jeffers,... more »

WAVEx webinar to highlight spotted lanternfly threat

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) and Washington State University invite winegrape growers to register for an upcoming webinar on the havoc that can be caused by the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that continues... more »

Deterring wildlife: Texas vineyard controls fruit loss

Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas, Heritage Vineyard uses trapping and other methods to control wildlife damage. Most of the animal damage and fruit loss is from raccoons and... more »

Ed Auler, Texas Hill Country winegrape pioneer, dies

Hugo Edwin "Ed" Auler, a pioneer of the Texas Hill Country’s winegrape industry, has died. He was 78. Ed Auler died Oct. 13. Funeral Services were Oct. 24 . Through their winery, Fall Creek Vineyards,... more »

Global table grape exports down, but category remains strong

Global table grape exports declined compared to the previous season but appear to remain on a growth trajectory, according to a recent Rabobank report. Exporting countries are grappling with various challenges while striving for efficiency... more »

MSU research center names farm manager

Michael de Schaaf is the new farm manager at the Michigan State University (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor. De Schaaf, a small agricultural service business owner with nearly three decades of... more »

MSU researches drones to control vineyard pests

At the annual Viticulture Field Day in late July at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, winegrape growers assessed autonomous tools for tasks including pest management. “One of... more »

California grapes, stone fruit suffer from storm aftermath

Weeks after it brought Southern California its first-ever tropical storm watch before making landfall over the northern Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, Hurricane Hilary’s effects on California crops is still being assessed. One thing that’s... more »

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