Grapes

Powdery mildew presses high tunnel winegrapes

Michigan State University researchers have found that grapes protected by high tunnels produce phenomenal yields compared to unprotected vines, but growers must be vigilant for powdery mildew. Greg Lang, an MSU tree fruit specialist, told... more »

Egyptian courts side with Sun World on grape cases

Three separate Egyptian courts have issued injunctions against four Egyptian companies who have grown Sun World International’s Sugrathirteen variety grapes without a license to do so. The court also appointed experts to collect samples and... more »

Georgia wine industry spreads with UGA’s help

When Cassandra and Gary Wiseman bought 185 acres of land in rural Jackson County, Georgia, they envisioned preserving the land through sustainable forestry stewardship. Over the next decade, they recognized the abundance of naturally growing... more »

Cheers to Tony Wolf: Virginia Tech wine grape expert retires

Like a fine Virginia wine, Tony Wolf’s career can be described as well-balanced, vibrant, and robust. Over the past three decades, the Virginia Tech professor has earned the respect of wine aficionados and researchers as... more »

USDA: Cranberry production to rise, grapes, peaches and pears down

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released forecasts for a number of fruit crops, putting cranberry production up from last year, but peach, pear and the overall grape category (table, raisin, juice and wine) down.... more »

Lost Oak Winery to release two new varietals for 2022 harvest

Lost Oak Winery, a family-owned and operated winery located in Burleson, Texas, announces a partnership with Texas grape grower Jet Wilmeth, owner of Diamante Doble Vineyard. The partnership and the 2022 harvest season is highlighted... more »

Fourth generation takes the helm at St. Julian Winery

Michigan’s largest and longest operating winery, St. Julian Winery & Distillery in Paw Paw, has reached another milestone as the fourth generation of the founding family takes the helm. After celebrating its centennial last year,... more »

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Cold damage and the quest to predict it was among the featured presentations at the 2022 Viticulture Field Day at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The... more »

Arkansas fruit breeder’s progeny grown throughout the world

As University of Arkansas (UA) fruit breeder John Clark prepares to leave the program he’s helmed since 1997, his accomplishments are seen in the varieties growing throughout the world. Over nearly 60 years, the UA... more »

Program puts vineyard employees on a path toward leadership

The first cohort of the Sonoma County Winegrape Growers Foundation Leadership Academy for Vineyard Employees has graduated. The program provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn about a host of topics including financial literacy,... more »

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