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State of the North Coast Wine Industry with the Ciatti Co

At American Vineyard’s Sonoma Grape Expo, growers enjoyed a great lineup of industry seminars, including the State of the North Wine Industry presentation given by the Ciatti Company and Allied Grape Growers. Watch this interview with Todd Azevedo for the main points of his presentation regarding the current economic health of the North Coast wine grape industry, and read the …

Positive Economic Trends Reflect well on CA Coastal Wine Industry

Despite the damaging fires of 2017, the California Wine Market continues to boom and benefit from positive economic trends, according to Jeff Bitter’s State of the Wine Grape Industry Report at the Sonoma Grape Expo. Watch this interview with Allied Grape Growers and read the full report in the January issue of American Vineyard Magazine.

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 …

USDA-ARS Oregon Perspective on Managing Powdery Mildew

What the mildew? A perspective on another challenging year managing powdery mildew Dr. Walt Mahaffee, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS Horticulture Crops Research Unit There has been a lot of talk this season about powdery mildew pressure that has been difficult to manage. It might be easy to write off mildew management problems to fungicide resistance, since both FRAC 3 (DMI) …

Winemaker Gina Gallo of E. & J. Gallo Winery to Keynote at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

SACRAMENTO, CA, November 20, 2017 – Third generation winegrower and artisan winemaker Gina Gallo of E. & J. Gallo Winery will deliver the keynote luncheon speech on opening day of the 2018 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium on Tuesday, January 23, in Sacramento at the Sheraton Grand. “As a member of one of America’s historic winemaking families, Gina embodies a …

CALIFORNIA WINE 2017 HARVEST REPORT

Strong Quality Across the State as Ample Rain Ends Drought San Francisco – California’s 2017 harvest wrapped up early this fall following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state ending a five-year drought. While October wildfires in North Coast wine communities made international headlines, the state’s vineyards and wineries were not significantly affected. …

Wine Business Institute Announces Wildfire Assessment Study of North Coast Wine Industry

Economists and Executives Lead Effort to Determine Facts of Impact, Draw Roadmap for Recovery as Model for Wine Regions Worldwide Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced a wildfire impact assessment study that was launched on October 11 to evaluate the immediate and long-term effects of recent wildfires on the North …

UC Davis Extension Announces Winter Courses in Viticulture & Enology

UC Davis Extension offers a variety of courses for novice and experienced grape growers and winemakers. The following courses will take place Jan. – March 2018 in Davis, unless otherwise indicated. “Analysis of Wine Stability” will be taught by Michael Ramsey, the teaching laboratory manager for the Department of Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis, on Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-5 …

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