Washington wine industry sees both good and bad trends
Uncontracted Washington acreage, dropping red wine consumption cloud some positive industry trends discussed during WineVit.
Good to Know: Production priorities for USDA research
At Appalachian Fruit Research Station, scientists focus on sustainable production for modern systems.
IPM using playback against pests
Italian researchers test vibrational insect signaling for mating disruption.
Edge effects may boost biocontrol
Oregon research finds wild blackberry brambles show potential as host for spotted wing drosophila parasitoids.
Hansen: Drones may help improve biocontrol in wine grapes
New research shows drones and attractant have potential to sustainably enhance beneficials in Washington vineyards.
A new place for spore traps
Devices help scientists study pathogens, fungicide resistance in Michigan vineyards.
Some find success in O3 field sprays
Ozone approach for disease control in Italy gets results with commercial clients in vineyards.
Pears, persevering in Southern Oregon
Drought and hail create a one-two punch to cut into Southern Oregon’s pear crop, but the region’s leading growers say they aren’t going anywhere.
Devon Griffith, a young grower from Manson, Washington
Devon grew up on a tree fruit farm, graduated from Washington State University with an integrated plant sciences degree and now works in the wine industry. He is married to Lauren Griffith and is the son of Heidi and Earl Griffith.
Thirst management for wine grapes
Oregon State research shows an early-season drink for grapevines boosts yields more than waiting to water.
More vineyards opt to send in the machines
UC Davis extension specialist shares how California grape growers have made mechanization work.
Longtime Horse Heaven Hills supervisor named Grower of the Year at WineVit
Hipolito Vargas, with 40 years as a supervisor of Champoux Vineyards, was named the Erick Hanson Memorial 2023 Grower of the Year on Feb. 9 at the annual WineVit conference in Kennewick, Washington.
Measuring the reservoir below
Research project looks at soil moisture dynamics in Oregon’s dry-farmed Willamette Valley.
WineVit Day 2: The future is sustainable
The second day of the Washington wine industry’s annual convention hosted panels of industry leaders talking about the future, from replanting on rootstocks to marketing momentum around sustainability.
WineVit kicks off with a Tempranillo tasting
The Washington wine industry gathers in Kennewick this week for WineVit, the annual convention and trade show hosted by the Washington Winegrowers Association.
Hansen: A clear objective for smoke research
Washington State Wine Commission is taking a multipronged approach.
Scharlau: A proactive pathway for problem-solving
Grape industries need collaborative approaches to the challenges they face.
Miriah Falce, a young grower from Prosser, Washington
Miriah is the first generation in her family to work in agriculture, graduating from Yakima Valley College’s Vineyard and Winery Technology program. Her parents are Elizabeth and Raymond Falce.
More grape growers going grafting
Growers share the pros and cons of grafting during Washington State Grape Society annual meeting.
More Lone Star grapes supplying Texas wine industry
Texas wine industry growing swiftly.
Study links spotted lanternfly and vine decline
Penn State study shows high populations of spotted lanternfly can cause grapevine decline.
Concord prices continue gaining
Outlook remains strong for Washington Concord industry.
Finding flavor in Southwest Michigan wine
Grower seeks to unlock region’s viticultural potential.
Insect eradication is hard
In the fight against invasive species, odds favor invaders.
UMN releases new cold-hardy white wine grape
The University of Minnesota has released a new cold-hardy white wine grape, named Clarion. According
Vineyard volunteers help make Water from Wine
‘Connect together, give together': Horse Heaven Hills winery holds volunteer harvest and donates to clean water projects.
A degree direction
With a new department and chair, WSU will soon offer a V&E degree strengthened by industry connections.
Uncovering ground truths
Michigan conference shows how healthy soils make better vineyards.
Grape Society holds annual meeting to share research findings and crop updates, recognize industry members
Gary Schrimsher was honored with the Lloyd H. Porter Grower of the Year award by
The carbon’s in the details
A pilot project for California grape growers gets into the weeds on regenerative agriculture.
Still rooting for data
Eastern Washington vineyard rootstock trial enters Year 2.
Sour rot research
Cornell combating outbreaks in New York vineyards.
Reaching the next level on Red Mountain
Red Mountain AVA’s founding family business continues into the third generation.
Bernadette Gagnier, a young grower from Snohomish, Washington
Bernadette is pursuing her doctorate in horticulture, specializing in alternative strategies for nematode management in wine grape systems in Washington state. She is the daughter of Jeanette and Rick Gagnier.
Custom vineyard management row by row
New approach helps one Washington vineyard company start to micromanage its grapes for small winery clients.
New ways to spray
Field day by Washington State Grape Society and WSU focuses on pest control technologies.
Change trellis system to protect grapes from heat, California study concludes
A six-year University of California, Davis, study indicates that changing vineyard training and trellis systems
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates acquires A to Z Wineworks
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates announced in a news release the company has acquired A to Z Wineworks, based in Newberg, Oregon, along with the Rex Hill brand.
Washington receives $4.7 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Washington state $4.7 million to support specialty crop
Spotted lanternfly finding confirmed in Michigan
For the first time, spotted lanternfly has been detected in Michigan.
Know your flow
At Two Mountain Winery, technology helps make irrigation practices more sustainable.
Hansen: Smart thinning
Washington wine industry helps develop new vineyard technology by investing in collaboration.
California Association of Winegrape Growers announces Natalie Collins as interim president
Natalie Collins The California Association of Winegrape Growers announced in a news release the appointment
A rookie’s guide to crop estimation
Washington State University’s vineyard intern training teaches season-long scouting strategies.
Brown: Precision viticulture takes center stage
Missed the bus? Let the National Grape Research Alliance president fill you in on the highlights of the precision vit demo day.
CAWG Foundation awards student scholarships
The California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation has awarded $31,000 in college scholarships to seven students with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California wine grape grower.
Ste. Michelle moves white winemaking to Eastern Washington
Washington’s largest winery is consolidating its production. Chateau Ste. Michelle has decided to move its
Sustainable steps for Washington vineyards
As Washington’s new wine grape growing certification program rolls out this summer, test pilot growers share insights.
New conference studies Michigan wine from dirt to glass
Michigan State University Extension is hosting a new conference for the Michigan grape and wine
Grapes surviving the cold and spawning an industry
Minnesota grapes help create regional wine industry.