Grapes

Smoke in the vineyard: Oregon State studies wildfire smoke

Oregon State University (OSU) researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that contributes to the ashy or smoky flavors in wine made with grapes exposed to wildfire smoke. The development is significant for winemakers... more »

Grape biofungicide now available in U.S.

Sipcam Agro USA Inc. is now distributing a naturally derived biofungicide that helps growers target fungus in grapes in the U.S. Mevalone was designed to protect grape crops from fungal pathogens and formulated to provide long-lasting,... more »

French company testing hydrogen-fueled vineyard tractor

A French company has unveiled a hydrogen-fueled autonomous tractor designed for vineyard work. EXXACT Robotics showcased the TRAXX Concept H2 at World FIRA 2023, an agricultural robotics conference in mid-March in France. As the innovative... more »

Sagemoor Vineyards: Columbia River winegrape creation

Technology is an important part of Sagemoor Vineyards’ operations on hills above the Columbia River in Pasco, Washington.  In the face of a tighter labor supply, Sagemoor Vineyards relies on advances in farm machinery and... more »

California winegrape crop smallest since 2011

California winegrape growers last year harvested the smallest crop of any year within the past decade, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Preliminary Grape Crush Report, an annual benchmark for the winegrape... more »

IFG names three new varieties in its low-chill line

International Fruit Genetics LLC (IFG) has released the names of three new trademarked cherries in its Cheery Cherry line: Cheery Cupid, Cheery Nebula and Cheery Chap. IFG has almost 50 patented table grape varieties and... more »

WSU student wines blend with holidays

Consumers looking for special wines to celebrate the holidays need search no further than the student-made wines of Washington State University’s Blended Learning class. The course, which is holding a holiday wine sale, was launched... more »

Reinke eases into role as Michigan grape specialist

Michael Reinke has been working with grape growers in some capacity for 22 years, from invasive insect management in California table grapes to mating disruption and trapping of grape berry moth, to developing new products... more »

Webinar focuses on winter grapevine pruning

Join Cornell AgriTech, Virginia Tech and Penn State Extension for a webinar on winter pruning of grapes. The webinar, from 3-4:30 p.m. Jan 10, is free, but registration is required. The webinar, “Top 10 Dormant... more »

John Deere introduces tractors for orchards, vineyards

John Deere is widening its lineup of specialty tractors designed for work in narrow orchards and vineyards with the addition of the new 5EN and 5ML Series. The popular 5EN from the past is back... more »

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