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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 …

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.

Nat DiBuduo Retires from Allied Grape Growers

After nearly two decades of leadership, Nat DiBuduo will retire as president and CEO of Allied Grape Growers (AGG) at the end of June. The AGG board has appointed Vice-President of Operations Jeff Bitter as the next president of the 500-member statewide winegrape marketing association. DiBuduo made the announcement at the AGG April Grower District Meetings. “Serving California winegrape growers …

White Wine Grape Varieties Impacted by Freeze in CA

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! The recent early Spring freeze hit various Ag commodities all over the state, and the extent of the damage so far is unknown. Fortunately, most vineyards were still dormant at the time; however, some early white wine grapes, such as Chardonnay, had begun budbreak when the freeze hit. Watch this interview with Temecula grower …

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 …

Actual Impact of the North Coast Wildfires Revealed in Wine Study

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Over the last several months, there has been a lot of news coverage on the wildfires that devastated many parts of the state; however, the actual impact of the wildfires on the North Coast Wine Industry has been exaggerated in some of these reports. That is why Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute conducted …

Immigration & Ag Labor Update from CAWG

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! It’s going to be another tough year for growers when it comes to finding sufficient labor to take care of the 2018 crop. Watch this brief interview with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers who provided an update on the current legislative status of the labor and immigration situation.  Miiller helps …

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