Washington state vineyards withstand unseasonable weather

Washington’s wine industry let out a collective sigh of relief as a stiff shot of cold weather gave way to much milder temperatures – just in time for the winter solstice. Growers were on alert... more »

Organic techniques aid award-winning winery

The mantelpiece over the Tablas Creek Vineyard fireplace is crowded with trophies attesting to the fact that while some vintners make wine, Tablas Creek Vineyard makes award-winning wine. Repeatedly. Nestled in a 120-acre organic estate... more »

UBC researchers: Vineyards adversely affect soil quality

Biologists from UBC’s (University of British Columbia) Okanagan campus are digging under vineyards to see if the Okanagan’s grape industry is affecting soil quality. The team of researchers spent the better part of three years... more »

SWMREC to host 27th annual Viticulture Field Day

Michigan State University will host the 27th annual Viticulture Field Day at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) on Wednesday, July 27, beginning at 9 a.m. Grape growers and vineyard employees both new... more »

Pacific Spider Mite present in Washington vineyards

A survey of mites on wine grapes in Washington during 2013 to 2015 provided some interesting results. The most startling find was that California’s number one spider mite pest of grapes, the Pacific Spider Mite... more »

Replacing vineyard roses with native plants

As deficit irrigation and water conservation become increasingly important in Washington, researchers at WSU are exploring alternatives to the tradition of planting roses at ends of rows in vineyards. Traditionally, vineyards across the world have... more »

Water quality key factor when establishing new vineyard

Vineyard weed control, irrigation strategies and nutrient management all are key elements in effective crop management. Water quality concerns should rise to the top of that list, according to a western Michigan grower and irrigation... more »

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