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How Inconsistent Weather can Make Mealybug Management More Difficult

Insects are much easier to manage when they start off the season in similar stages of development.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case, especially when you start off the season with inconsistent weather patterns.  Watch this brief interview with UCCE Entomologist out of Kern County, David Haviland, as he explains this with regard to mealybugs.

Honore Comfort Named Wine Institute Vice President of International Marketing

Honore Comfort

SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute announced the appointment of Honore Comfort as Vice President of International Marketing, effective April 8, 2019. Ms. Comfort brings extensive experience in international wine marketing, winery association management, brand strategy and wine export sales to the role. “Honore is a respected leader in the wine industry whose depth of experience will contribute to the continued growth of …

Nine Wines Earn Gold from Legislators in Wine Competition

Nine Wines Earn Gold from Legislators in Wine Competition

Foundation Gala Raised Funds for Scholarships: Senator Jeff Stone and CAWG Board Member Jeff Wiens California legislators awarded gold to nine wines at the fourth annual California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation Gala on April 10. The friendly wine competition featured 31 red and white wines from 23 California wineries. Legislative leaders from the California Assembly and Senate attended …

Options for Controlling Nematodes in the Vineyard

Options for Controlling Nematodes in the Vineyard

Nematodes are are pests of a host of crops, but what are the options for controlling them in vineyards?  Watch this brief video interview with UC Cooperative Extension Viticulture Advisor Karl Lund as he shares both pre and post-planting options for managing nematodes.  Some of these options are even compatible for organic growers, so check it out, and read more …

New Vineyard Advisor App for American Grape Growers – FREE

New Vineyard Advisor App for American Grape Growers Free

Looking for instant pest, disease and nutritional recommendations in the palm of your hand?  Download the new Vineyard Advisor app, free and applicable to grape growers nationwide.  The app was developed by viticulture experts at Texas Tech University, as represented by Ed Hellman in this video interview.  Watch the brief interview as professor Hellman as he shares more details about …

Introducing the New Complete DOV Raisin Variety Kalem93

Introducing the New Complete DOV Raisin Variety Kalem93

One of the topics of interest addressed at the recent annual meeting of the Raisin Bargaining Association was a new raisin variety currently being tested known as Kalem93. This variety’s features offer great labor savings potential for California raisin growers. Watch this brief interview as RBA Chairman Dwayne Cardoza talks about the new variety and read more about it in …

Update on Produce Safety Rule Exemption for Winegrape Growers

Bunch of grapes

SACRAMENTO, March 27, 2019 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday it will use its discretion and not enforce Produce Safety Rule requirements for growers of winegrapes. The agency’s announcement follows continued efforts by the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) to exempt winegrapes from the Produce Safety Rule. CAWG worked with the Oregon Winegrowers Association and …

Grants Awarded to Educators in California

Community Outreach

Fresno, CA – Thousands of students have the opportunity to participate in innovative educational projects, thanks to a long-standing program funded by the California Table Grape Commission (commission) on behalf of California table grape growers. The “Innovation in Teaching” grant program was created in 1993 to support innovative teaching projects in the California table grape growing regions of the San …

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