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SJV Air Pollution Control District Addresses Phase Out of Ag Burning

Agricultural burning as we know it is currently in the process of being phased out.  So what’s the timeline, what alternatives are out there and what incentive programs are available for the industry to make this big transition? These topics were addressed at Malcolm Media’s recent Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo. Watch this interview with Crystal Yunker from the …

ARS, NASA Join Forces To Monitor Earth’s Water Supply

Scientists with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have teamed up with NASA to use satellites to monitor the water cycle on Earth, specifically “evapotranspiration” — the amount of water that enters the atmosphere through evaporation and transpiration from plants. Transpiration occurs during photosynthesis when plants take up carbon dioxide and release oxygen. That information is especially important for farmers …

American Vineyard August Issue

American Vineyard August Issue

Contents of the August Issue: When Smoke Gets in Your Wine New Smoke Taint Report Offers Guidance RBA Receiving Services More Options This Raisin Harvest Comparing Bird Management Tactics Dry Year Will Likely Draw More Birds to Vineyards The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California North Carolina Washington

American Vineyard July Issue

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Contents of the July Issue: UV Treatment Could be “Game Changer” WAVEx Addresses Powdery Mildew Fungicide Resistance RBA Gathers Strength Post-Pandemic Raisin Growers Anticipate Better Year & Prices Protecting Vineyards with Drones The Modern Scarecrow The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Georgia North Carolina Oregon Washington

Monitoring Stem Water Potential in Grapevine (Case Study on Cabernet)

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Plant water status is a crucial aspect of quality grapevine growing. Precisely managing grapevine’s water stress during different stages in the growing season will result in grape optimal quality and quantity. Water stress level and timing determine grape’s aroma profile. It can also affect the amount of polyphenols in the grape skin and determine the wine’s aging …

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

Two Graduate Students Join the Deluc Lab to Further Grape Genomics Research

Oregon Wine Research Institute — Two new graduate students, Christian Mandelli and Britt Eubanks, joined Dr. Laurent Deluc’s Grape Genomics Lab at OSU in September this year. Both students will be working on transformative research programs aiming to control two significant diseases affecting commercial wine grape production: Grapevine Red Blotch Virus (GRBV) and grape powdery mildew. Christian Mandelli comes to OSU from …

OSU’s Woodhall Vineyard Serves as New South Willamette Valley Public Weather Data Source

A weather station in the AgriMet Cooperative Agricultural Weather Network was installed at OSU’s Woodhall Vineyard in late October 2020. The weather station will provide critical weather information and a climatic archive of weather conditions for the south Willamette Valley location. This is an important service for Oregon State University to provide grape growers, other agriculturists, and the public. Woodhall …

Autonomous Robot to Sample Leaves and Measure Water Potential

Every backyard gardener knows how hard it can be to tell when to water the plants. Multiply that by tens or hundreds of acres and it’s easy to see the challenges growers face keeping their crops healthy while managing water resources wisely. To determine water needs accurately, growers hand-pluck individual leaves from plants, put them in pressure chambers, and apply …

Mechanizing Vineyard Canopy Management

Are you struggling to meet the labor needs in your vineyard and having difficulty converting to a mechanized approach? Watch this brief interview with Craig Edwards from Acampo Machine works as he shares some of the struggles and solutions growers are experiencing on the journey to a completely mechanized vineyard canopy management system.  Read more about it in American Vineyard …

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