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Coordinated Neighborhood Effort to Control Vine Mealybug in Southern Oregon Pays Off After First Year

Jacksonville grape growers worked together to successfully squash vine mealybug (VMB) in 2023 with help from Oregon State University (OSU) and Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Less than one year after state-approved emergency funds were granted to address the VMB problem in Oregon, zero VMBs were caught in Jackson County, the site of first detection. In 2021, VMB was found …

Pest Management in Frost-Damaged (Michigan) Vineyards

The recent cold weather in southern Michigan vineyards this spring has created a need for growers to consider adjusted insect and disease control programs for frost-damaged vineyards. The comments below are intended to help growers reduce pest management costs while maintaining a program to address critical needs for vine protection from key pests. This article was published just a few …

Vineyard Team Celebrates 30 Years Supporting Growers

Vineyard Team, a trailblazer in sustainable viticulture, was founded on the principle of fostering sustainable stewardship. For the last 30 years, the organization has stood as a beacon for innovation, education, and community in the wine industry. As they celebrate this milestone, Vineyard Team takes immense pride in recognizing some of its longest-standing members and supporters, whose dedication and passion have been …

New York Sustainable Winegrowing Program Welcomes Nineteen New Certified Vineyards

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is proud to welcome nineteen new certified vineyards to the New York Sustainable Winegrowing Program for 2024. These certified vineyards join the 49 previously certified growers dedicated to advancing the environmental, social, and economic sustainability in the New York wine industry. This voluntary, third-party certification program recognizes vineyards that adhere to the highest standards …

South African Table Grape Crop Forecast & Shipments into U.S. Up

The cold and wet winter of 2023 provided favorable conditions for table grapes and aided in improved production volumes. Production is expected to grow and improve in quality from MY 2022/23. Despite pressure on the Port of Cape Town, industry solutions including increased use of Port Elizabeth will bolster the volumes of increased export-quality fruit that is able to reach …

New Wine Additive Approved Under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

USDA Foreign Ag Service — In 2019, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) entered into force. As a result, Japan approved 16 new wine additives that were previously not allowed in wine produced or consumed in Japan. Summary The EU-Japan EPA has Specialized Committees and Working Groups (WG) covering 12 different fields, including the Wine WG. The EU-Japan Wine WG held five …

Fresno State Jordan College Uncorks New Wine Business Degree

Junior enology student Madasen Gutierrez got the opportunity for hands-on experience with all things related to wine at a recent Cedar View Winery position. The Dinuba native balanced a busy schedule for one and a half years that ranged from winemaking, assisting with finances, marketing, sales and hosting wine tasting events. Her time there led Gutierrez to discover that she …

Carter Creek Winery Garners Eight Awards, Dominating International Wine Competition

Carter Hospitality Group announces that Carter Creek Winery in the heart of Texas Hill Country earned eight awards, including four gold medals, three silver and one bronze at the 2024 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. This 21stanniversary competition especially celebrates the wines of Texas, and there were 539 Texas wine entries included in the 2,895 total entries – from 1,032 …

Duplin Winery and Folds of Honor Partnering on Two New Wines Honoring U.S. Armed Forces

Duplin Winery, the South’s oldest & largest winery, is proud to announce two new wines dedicated to the bravest of the brave: our nation’s Armed Forces and First Responders. Duplin will donate $1 for every bottle of these two new wines sold to Folds of Honor, an organization that provides life-changing scholarships to the children and spouses of our nation’s …

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