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Cross Resistance to Insecticides Develops in Fruit Flies in Missouri Vineyard

Almost two–years ago I reported on the development of fruit flies developing cross–resistance to three insecticides in New York state. Fruit flies developed cross–resistance in a New York vineyard after 3–years of use of Mustang Maxx to control fruit flies. Fruit flies were collected from this vineyard after it was noticed that Mustang Maxx had failed to control fruit flies. …

American Vineyard March Issue

American Vineyard March Issue

Contents of the March Issue: The Year the Earth Stood Still Grape Crush Report Reflects Difficult Year Grape Growers Adapt with Pandemic Could There Be a Silver Lining? Rick Stark Retires from Sun-Maid A Gracious Farewell from the Raisin Industry The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Oregon Washington

New Grapevine Rootstock Characteristics & Availability

The University of California grapevine breeding program has recently come out with some exciting new rootstocks with great characteristics the better manage pests, diseases, and even drought conditions. Watch this brief interview with UCCE Viticulture Advisor Karl Lund, as he shares what what growers should know about some of the specific traits and availability of these rootstocks. Read more in …

American Vineyard February Issue

American Vineyard February Issue

Contents of the February Issue: Better Things to Come in the Wine Industry Stasi Seay of Hope Family Wines Navigates Through Challenges Spotted Lanternfly Invasion A Colorful Cause for Concern The Sun will Shine Again on the Raisin Industry Sun-Maid Growers Boast Record Sales The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs Alabama California Florida Minnesota New Mexico Oregon Washington

Batory Foods Announces First Major US Purchase of Novel Grape-Based Nutritional Product

Batory Foods, a national sales and supply chain management solutions provider of commodity and specialty food ingredients, announces it first significant B2B sale of VINIA® red grape powder, developed by BioHarvest Sciences Inc., a developer of proprietary and patent-protected BioFarming technology. As the exclusive U.S. distributor of VINIA®, the purchase order comes to Batory from Designs for Health, a Connecticut-based …

Vitamin K and Flavonoids Found in Fresh Grapes are Essential

A recent study published in the scientific journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that a lack of adequate vitamin K levels was associated with poor outcomes in COVID-19 patients. The researchers identified an increased need for vitamin K during a COVID-19 illness and noted that depletion or deficiency of vitamin K can have devastating consequences in the lungs. Vitamin K, a nutrient …

NAPA Valley Grapegrowers & NAPA Valley Farmworker Foundation Reach Millions Through Covid-19 Response

In the face of this year’s challenges, Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation (FWF) have maintained a steady focus and commitment to supporting the community through challenging times. In 2020, the organizations provided vital information and resources to grape growers, vineyard managers, vineyard workers, and their families. Together, NVG and FWF: Formed a COVID-19 Taskforce to …

Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for Grapevine Red Blotch Disease Diagnosis

Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a relatively new nucleic acid amplification technology where targeted DNA of biological samples are amplified under isothermal conditions. The amplified DNA is then detected by indirect detection methods such as turbidity and non-specific dyes. LAMP surpasses the limitation of expensive thermal cycler requirement of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based amplification and can be implemented by …

Egypt Remains Competitive in International Table Grape Markets

Table grapes is one of the most important fruit produced in Egypt, second only to citrus in terms of production quantities. Grape cultivation is spread geographically from Alexandria in the north to Aswan in the south, which – combined with the production of early and late ripening grapes – enables the prolonged availability of fresh table grapes in the market …

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