winegrapes

Barnett Vineyards celebrates 40 years

As Barnett Vineyards celebrates its 40th anniversary, the northern California winery is starting a charitable donation program honoring brave firefighters who battled the stae’s devastating 2020 fires. Founded in 1983, the Spring Mountain, California, Barnett... more »

Preventing Pierce’s disease in winegrapes: a biological approach

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers are looking into a biological approach in managing Pierce’s disease in grapes. On May 18, the Grape Field Day was hosted at the UF/IFAS... more »

California bill addresses fire costs to farms

Wildfires that raged across California over the past several years have devastated farms, spoiling crops and burning farm buildings. After the flames were extinguished, the threat of wildfires has continued to cost farmers in other... more »

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 »

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 »

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