Grapes

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 »

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

Josh VanderWeide is a new small fruit horticulture specialist with Michigan State University (MSU), with a concentration on blueberry physiology and production. Introduced at the first annual MSU Blueberry Field Day in August, the assistant... more »

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

IFG showcases table grape breeding with field days

After a three-year hiatus due to pandemic travel restrictions, International Fruit Genetics LLC (IFG), the world’s largest table grape breeder, welcomed nearly 300 international licensees, marketers and retail representatives in July and August for the... more »

High tunnel grapes thrive in tough locations

Researchers are pursuing a project initiated during a 2018 Michigan State Ag Innovations Day to evaluate the potential for high tunnel warm-season winegrape cultivar plantings. The goal is to confirm that winegrape quality and yield... more »

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