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2018 CA Raisin Crop Update with Kalem Barserian

It’s looking like California raisin growers are going to be experiencing an average crop this year; however, raisin acreage is down tremendously, and so are raisin inventories. Watch this brief interview with RBA CEO Kalem Barserian with a crop/raisin price update, and read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video news?  Be sure to let our …

Introducing New UC Viticulture Advisor Gabriel Torres

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Great news for grape growers in the Tulare and Kings Counties! The vacancy that was left after the sad departure of UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Allison Ferry-Abee has now been filled. His name is Gabriel Torres. Watch his brief introduction to the industry here, and read about his work in the coming months and …

New CA Pesticide Reporting Deadline Approaching April 30th

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! With new pesticide regulations in effect this year, it’s important for growers to review the changes, as shared by Andrew Smith from the Sonoma County Ag Commissioner’s office back at the Sonoma Grape Expo.  He shared some important things to know about the new regulations for pesticide use around school sites and the April …

CA Raisin Price Likely to Hit Record High this year

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! “The raisin price is going up this year” is what raisin growers were looking to hear at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA), and that is exactly what RBA representatives shared at their recent gathering in downtown Fresno. Watch this brief interview with RBA CEO Kalem Barserian following his address …

CA Raisin Price Likely to Hit Record High this year

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! “The raisin price is going up this year” is what raisin growers were looking to hear at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA), and that is exactly what RBA representatives shared at their recent gathering in downtown Fresno. Watch this brief interview with RBA CEO Kalem Barserian following his address …

Considerations for Powdery Mildew Management in the Vineyard this Season

Powdery mildew is an early season disease and growers should have a strategy in place as to how to manage it. Viticulture Farm Advisor Rhonda Smith talked about this at the recent Sonoma Grape Expo. Watch this interview with Rhonda as she offers some considerations for growers moving into the 2018 growing season.

Final CA Grape Crush Report 2017

GRAPE CRUSH REPORT OVERVIEW Information contained in this Report was supplied by processors to fulfill the reporting requirements of Section 55601.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code. The Final Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2017 season. It also includes purchased tonnage and pricing information for grapes with final prices prior to January 10, 2018. The …

Raisin Bargaining Association CEO Celebrates 80th Birthday

Growers and Packers recently celebrated the 80th birthday of the Raisin Bargaining Association’s CEO, Kalem Barserian. Among the many nice things that were shared about the longtime raisin industry leader, those present were all in agreement that Barserian has “definitely earned his 80th birthday.” It seems like he has competed with other packers over the years on more than just …

Mealybug Management – In or Out of Sync

UC IPM Advisor David Haviland recently shared some tips on mealybug control. The goal is to lower mealybug populations, prevent movement, protect the cluster and keep the vines compatible for biocontrol (especially postharvest). Some insecticides effective against vine mealybug include: Chlorpyrifos (delayed-dormant treatment), Buprofezin (best against crawlers), Spirotetramat (foliar applied/systemic in the phloem and xylem), and Neonicotinoids (some soil, some …

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