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CAWG Addresses Grape Grower & Winemaker Smoke Exposure Challenges

Last month’s widespread lightning storms resulted in multiple fast-moving and devastating wildfires that affected many regions of the state. More than 1 million acres have burned, resulting in lives lost, damaged structures and property, and smoke-filled days. These wildfires have produced unprecedented challenges for California’s winegrape growers and wineries. Growers and wineries have been challenged to determine with certainty how …

Spotted Lanternfly – A Threat to CA Winegrapes (June 11 Webinar)

The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect from Asia that was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. The spotted lanternfly can decimate entire grape vineyards and damage fruit orchards, hops, walnuts, hardwoods, and landscape trees. While the SLF has not yet reached California, officials at CDFA are already engaged and the Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Board has designated …

Wine Growers Honored with Sixth Annual California Green Medal

The California Green Medal winners have been announced for the Sixth annual Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. The California Green Medal recognizes the leadership of wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability and is presented by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, California Association of Winegrape Growers, Wine Institute, Lodi Winegrape Commission, Napa Valley Vintners, Sonoma County Winegrowers and Vineyard Team. Four Green …

What You May Not Know About the Pierce’s Disease Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Control Program

It’s getting to be time soon for California grape growers to vote on the continuation of the Pierce’s Disease Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Control Program. You may not feel that Pierce’s Disease is a threat to your vineyard, but other pests and disease are.  Watch this brief interview with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers as he shares about some …

New Pending Regulations for Night Harvest Lighting in Vineyards

Are grape growers going to have to light up their vineyards like at a football stadium for night harvest with the new regulations pending CalOSHA?  Watch this brief interview with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers to find out, and read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine.   Please thank our sponsor Duarte Nursery for their industry support …

Global Trade, Emerging Trends and Market Conditions at 26th Unified Symposium

Every aspect of the wine and winegrape industry, from science and technology to trends and markets, came under the microscope as experts, economists, scientists and researchers from around the world shared their perspectives with thousands of industry professionals at the 26th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (Unified), which wrapped up here today. As the largest wine and grape industry show …

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

The New Year brings the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium with a full agenda to Sacramento’s CalExpo Center (a new venue). The Symposium will kick-off with keynote speaker Jeff O’Neill, CEO of O’Neill Vintners and Distillers, to address the industry at the Tuesday luncheon. The symposium will feature grape growing and winemaking breakout sessions, grape/wine industry reports, and an …

Finding Truth & What to Do Amidst the Controversy Over Crop Protection Materials “Pesticides”

Agriculture and the science of crop protection materials is too often misunderstood by the public and is under constant attack by extremists in the political arena. As legislation and jurisdiction begins to more commonly ignore sound science in their decision-making, farmers are rightfully concerned about the future of agriculture and what may or may not be in their power to …

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