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Disease Threats as Missouri Grape Harvest Approaches

As harvest approaches for Missouri grape growers, it’s important to remain vigilant to the end regarding disease management and poor weather conditions can have a significant impact on disease pressure and crop quality this time of the year.  In order for Downy mildew to infect grape tissue the tissue must be wet or have free-water available. In the absence of …

Table Grape Varieties Taking Well to New Nematode and Salt Resistant Rootstocks

Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Ashraf El-kereamy as he discusses the performance of table grape varieties from trials with new nematode resistant and salt tolerant rootstocks. Read more in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Lodi PCA Warns Grape Growers of Danger in Not Screening Imported Plant Material

Many insect pests currently plaguing California agriculture are not native to the state.  As grape growers continue to battle pests like vine mealybug and are threatened by other potential pests such as spotted lanternfly, watch this brief interview with Lodi PCA/CCA Larry Whitted as he reminds growers how important it is for imported grapevines to be properly quarantined and screened …

American Vineyard August Issue

Contents of the August Issue: “Vampires” in the Vineyard Spotted Lanternfly Threatens Nation’s Grape Industry UC Davis to Build $5.25M Greenhouse Project Designed to Prevent Red Blotch & Other Diseases Managing Social Wasps, Including Yellow Jackets Avoiding Painful Interactions in the Vineyard The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Georgia Indiana Michigan Missouri New York Oregon Washington

California Table Grape Commission Expands Global Marketing Focus with Announcement of Chief Marketing Officer

The California Table Grape Commission bolstered its global marketing focus with the promotion of Alyson Dias to the new position of Chief Marketing Officer. Dias is responsible for leading the development of an integrated, strategic, global marketing campaign targeting consumers and the trade in the U.S and export markets to motivate purchase of California table grapes. Her responsibilities include stewardship …

Concord Grape Innovation Contest Offers $100K in Prizes

Applications are being accepted through Aug. 1 for the New York Concord Grape Innovation Award, a first-of-its-kind business competition aimed at stimulating innovation and development of new products and markets for one of New York’s largest and most historic grape industries. Funded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and organized and hosted by Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, the …

Pestalotiopsis and Neopestalotiopsis: Missouri Research Update

Some plant diseases are sporadic and only flare–up when environmental conditions or host plant health is in decline. In comparison, some diseases appear every growing season such as downy mildew or Phomopsis cane and leaf spot. The former are endophytes and can be either bacterial or fungal and live within plants for a portion of time without causing plant disease. …

Grape Scale, an Inconspicuous Grape Pest

Unlike many other insect pests that we readily see in the vineyard, the grape scale remains mainly hidden out of sight. The hidden nature of the pest can result in the populations building up over time, but even these population increases remain hidden. Sometimes your first clue that scale insects are becoming a problem is when you see vine decline. …

California Goodness Campaign Highlights Pride in Growing Table Grapes

With the harvest underway in both the Coachella and San Joaquin Valleys, California grapes are available around the country and shoppers and retailers can celebrate the California Goodness that comes with every bunch of California table grapes. As the season kicked off, so did The California Table Grape Commission (commission) California Goodness campaign, to remind shoppers and retailers alike that …

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