UC Davis to build new greenhouse to protect U.S. grapevine collection
The University of California, Davis, announced plans to build a new greenhouse to safeguard an
Cody Copp joins Oregon State University Extension Service
Cody Copp Oregon State University announced in a news release the hiring of Cody Copp
Tech to take on the future
New York wine industry conference focuses on the changing landscape.
Two-year trip from vine to wine
Walla Walla Community College program enters its 20th year, attracting students from across the country to prepare for wine careers.
USDA announces disaster relief funds available for 2020 and 2021 losses
On May 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the availability of approximately $6 billion
Connor Duim, a young grower from Zillah, Washington
Connor graduated from Wenatchee Valley College with a degree in sustainable agriculture. He’s the son of Sheryl and Mike Duim.
Vineyards adopting a flexible philosophy
Labor challenges require new ways of doing business in the vineyard.
Washington Wine allocates nearly $1 million for wine research
The Washington State Wine Commission announced in a press release it has awarded almost $1
A Colorado fruit-growing family refocuses on apples — and cider.
Hansen: Research provides phylloxera knowledge — Video
Risk assessment map shows Washington soils in many growing regions are conducive to phylloxera.
Climate protection tips for vineyards
Climate change is bringing more heat waves, droughts and early frosts to vineyards. Experts on a Unified symposium panel advised growers on how to keep vines healthy in the new normal.
New scientists, new research directions
USDA programs take on soil health and postharvest research for tree fruit and grapes.
WAVEx webinar April 20 to focus on phylloxera
Washington wine grape growers are invited to learn about the latest phylloxera research findings during
Nuanced improvement for Washington wine industry
WineVit speakers describe supply-demand balances as better but with caveats.
Desmond Samples, a young grower from Washington’s Tri-Cities area
Desmond is the first generation of his immediate family in agriculture and has been working at Fidélitas Wines while attending school at Washington State University. He is the son of Joella and Cedric Samples.
The mechanization sweet spot in the vineyard
High-end vineyards look for balance between machine and hand pruning.
Smoke and wine grapes: Responding to risk
A Unified symposium panel advised growers on strategies in and out of the vineyard for managing smoke risks until the science catches up.
Oregon and Washington spray program workshop April 5; registration deadline March 28
Oregon and Washington grape growers can still register for the “Building Better Spray Programs for
Precision Viticulture Demo Day April 13 in Salinas, California
In partnership with the National Grape Research Alliance, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture
Spotted lanternfly finding more spots
Invasive pest moving to new feeding grounds.
Hot thoughts on keeping grapes cool
Growers, researcher talk heat mitigation strategies.
Industry awards cap WineVit conference
Todd Newhouse, owner of Upland Vineyards, receives the Erick Hanson Memorial Winegrape Grower of the
Washington’s own sustainability program kicks off at WineVit
It was a packed house on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at WineVit for the session focused on the launch of Washington’s new sustainability certification program, SustainableWA. That’s a great sign, speakers said.
Early leaf removal keeps grape clusters dry
Technique combats cluster rot in grapes.
WineVit opens with grand tasting of disease-resistant cultivars and updates from breeding programs
Washington State University viticulturist Michelle Moyer leads a grand tasting focused on disease-resistant cultivars on
Lorenzo Pacini III, a young grower from Ukiah, California
Lorenzo graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in viticulture and grows Zinfandel in the Talmage Bench. He is the son of Lorie and Allen Pacini, and his family has been growing grapes in the Mendocino Valley since 1911.
Low-density leads Concord trial
High-density planting reduces Concord production in WSU research trial, while widely spaced vines can easily fill the space.
Hansen: Long-term investment in nematode research pays off
Alternative cover crops being evaluated to trick or trap nematodes.
Scharlau: Rebels with a sustainable cause
Washington wine leaders worked long and hard to finally reach “the Standard.”
Roots on trial
Washington nursery experiments with wine grape rootstocks.
Lautenbach’s long legacy
Lautenbach family adjusts to loss of farm’s animating force.
California Association of Winegrape Growers President John Aguirre to step down
John Aguirre The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) announced in a news release the
Washington wine industry to gather at WineVit Feb. 7–10
The Washington wine industry will gather to honor leaders, discuss challenges and opportunities, taste disease-resistant
High demand and low supply drive nearly $100 price jump.
From facial to fungal recognition
AI-enabled cameras give a boost to breeding mildew-resistant grapes.
Good to Know: Breeding insights
The USDA’s efforts bring bioinformatics approach to advance specialty crop breeding.
Mapping vineyard variability
Michigan dips its toe into precision viticulture technologies.
Winery weathering through uncertain weather
Improving flexibility is the key to managing logistics amid sudden weather changes.
Washington Wine Industry Foundation scholarships now open
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation announced in a news release the opening of scholarships for
Washington specialty crop farms eligible for new program with free consulting, deadline Dec. 15
Through Dec. 15, the Washington State Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a new
Computerized carts — Video
Two robotic worker-assist cart manufacturers attract venture capital funding, seek niches in specialty crop production.
Vineyards seeking a sustainable system
Founding Willamette Valley winery takes a wide view of environmental responsibility.
Study looks for smoke signals in wine
The science of smoke impacts on wine grapes is “snowballing” as new technology is tested in research vineyards and labs.
Low-water tips for vineyards
California grape growers share suggestions for managing water scarcity.
Grape Society gathers to discuss pests, production and honor industry leaders
See that price spike? At the Washington State Grape Society annual meeting, Trent Ball, the
Why to certify Washington vineyards
Washington state’s wine industry prepares to launch sustainable certification program.
Sustaining history for California vineyards
California wine industry has years of sustainable certification.
New roots, new systems
At Les Collines Vineyard, a new manager mixes innovations into renovations.
Rootstocks take Washington viticulture to the next level
Walla Walla wine region co-founder Norm McKibben looks at replanting as an opportunity to advance the industry.
Changes taking root in Washington vineyards
The initial phylloxera panic replaced by rootstock trials and replanting plans.