Grapes

USDA expands crop insurance to cover grapevine loss

The USDA is expanding crop insurance options with a new grapevine insurance program to cover loss of grafted vines caused by natural perils such as freeze or fire. The new program also will complement the... more »

Grape industry grants available to help Colorado winemakers increase processing capacity

Colorado winegrowers can apply for the Wine & Grape Industry Processing Grant to increase their processing capacity both at the winery and in the vineyard. Up to $250,000 will be available to producers through competitive... more »

UGA Extension welcomes new viticulture specialist

Georgia’s steadily growing wine industry has a new advocate with the hire of a new University of Georgia Cooperative Extension viticulture specialist to support the state’s more than 85 vineyards. Sarah Lowder joined UGA’s Department... more »

GreenVenus’ gene-edited grapes offer premium quality, sustainable winemaking

GreenVenus LLC, an agricultural biotech company, has released advances aimed at revolutionizing the production of high-quality wines without using sulfites. Oxidation, or browning, during grape juice processing can affect the color, phenolic content, and overall... more »

Kelp-based fertilizer Afrikelp aids in managing heat stress

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

ProducePay partners with table grape grower on direct-to-retail supply chain program

ProducePay starts first direct-to-retail supply chain program First direct-to-retail supply chain program started by ProducePay ProducePay is partnering with a table grape grower to start what ProducePay calls the fresh produce industry’s first-of-its-kind direct-to-retail supply... more »

Southwest Michigan Viticulture Field Day activities set

The 34th Annual Southwest Michigan Viticulture Field Day will include information on autonomous technology, late-season pest and disease management and other topics. The annual event is July 26 at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension... more »

Irrigation to be focus of July 21 WSU Smart Vineyard field day

Precision irrigation sensors and technologies to mitigate heat stress are scheduled to be on display at the Washington State University’s Smart Vineyard field day. At the field day, scheduled for July 21 from 10 a.m.... more »

Spotted lanternflies in crosshairs of USDA working group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has introduced a strategic plan to battle spotted lanternflies, pest that harms many fruit, vegetable and nut crops. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Spotted Lanternfly Strategic Planning... more »

Fruit specialists tackle extreme weather issues

North American Extension specialists are offering their expertise in three webinars designed to help growers confront changing weather patterns that threaten fruit crops. The third season of the North American Virtual Orchard Meetups will focus... more »

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