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MSU Extension Michigan Grape Crop Update

Vine Growth In the southwest, Concord, Niagara, Geisenheim 318, and Seyval blanc are now blooming. Other hybrid wine grapes are close to bloom. Many vinifera are a week or more away, especially with the cooler week coming up. In northern Michigan, clusters are beginning to expand on most vinifera cultivars. Shoot length is either in the 4-8 inch range for …

Early Season Control of Grape Berry Moth in Michigan Vineyards

As vineyards progress through the bloom period of development this spring, focus on insect pest control increases. Grape berry moth (GBM) is a key insect that must be managed in Michigan vineyards. Most management programs target later generations, but under the right circumstances management of the first generation now might be a worthwhile endeavor. Infestation by this pest is highly …

E. & J. Gallo Winery Announced As Official NFL Wine Sponsor

Today, the National Football League (NFL) and E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced that Gallo will be the Official Wine Sponsor of the NFL. The multi-branded, multi-year agreement makes Gallo the official wine sponsor of the NFL. The partnership is uniquely structured to engage NFL fans and will include opportunities for local team activation, player imagery and appearances, on-site …

Turlock Irrigation District Serves Growers, Conserves Water with New Technology

Amidst a threatening drought, groups and individuals are working to find more ways to conserve the precious resource of water, and Turlock Irrigation District has been leading the way for sustainable water management with new technologies and strategies. Watch this brief interview with Michelle Reimers from Turlock Irrigation District as she explains their recent improvements and plans. Please thank this …

American Vineyard June Issue

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Contents of the June Issue: Protecting Against Smoke Taint Rejections Multi-Faceted Problem Brings No Silver Bullet Solution All About Raisin Interest in 2022 Raisin Insurance Coverage Options & Deadlines Mechanization & Precision Viticulture Opportunities for Michigan Wine & Juice Grape Vineyards The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Maryland Michigan Minnesota Missouri New York Oregon Virginia Washington

Spring Freeze Devastates Clarksburg CA Vineyards

Several wine grape growing regions of California were impacted by freeze events this spring. How severe are the impacts and how will this affect the 2022 vintage? Watch this brief interview with Tom Merwin from the Clarksburg Wine Growers & Vintners Association as he shares his perspective of what he’s seeing in the Clarksburg AVA. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for …

Lake County Winegrape Commission Awards New Ag Scholarship

The Lake County Winegrape Commission recently awarded its inaugural “Future of Agriculture” scholarship to Atlantis Jones, a senior graduating from Upper Lake High School. The $5,000 scholarship, awarded on behalf of Lake County Winegrowers, was presented during the Upper Lake High School’s Senior Scholarship and Awards Night. “It is so rewarding to see the positive impact that an award like …

Growers Petition for a Sonoma County Winegrape Pest & Disease Control District

Over the course of more than 18 months, a group of viticulturists and vineyard owners have been working together to research both the benefits of, and the process for establishing a Winegrape Pest and Disease Control District in Sonoma County. They have engaged in research and discussed an effort with elected and appointed Sonoma County Officials, University of California Cooperative …

New Partnership Designed to Raise the Profile of New York Wines in Canada

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of a.m.c.c., led by Andrea Backstrom and Melissa Stunden, as the market representative for New York wines in Canada beginning July 1st, 2022. a.m.c.c. will help identify appropriate trade partners for New York wines and work to further develop a network of agents, buyers, sommeliers, educators, …

New Fungicide Spray Program Guidelines for Maryland Wine Grapes

The University of Maryland Extension has recently published new guidelines for developing an effective fungicide spray program for grape growers in the state. The purpose of this fact sheet is to help wine grape growers in Maryland develop effective spray programs to manage a complex of five major fungal diseases affecting vines and fruit: powdery mildew, downy mildew, black rot, …

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