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Options for Controlling Nematodes in the Vineyard

Options for Controlling Nematodes in the Vineyard

Nematodes are are pests of a host of crops, but what are the options for controlling them in vineyards?  Watch this brief video interview with UC Cooperative Extension Viticulture Advisor Karl Lund as he shares both pre and post-planting options for managing nematodes.  Some of these options are even compatible for organic growers, so check it out, and read more …

New Vineyard Advisor App for American Grape Growers – FREE

New Vineyard Advisor App for American Grape Growers Free

Looking for instant pest, disease and nutritional recommendations in the palm of your hand?  Download the new Vineyard Advisor app, free and applicable to grape growers nationwide.  The app was developed by viticulture experts at Texas Tech University, as represented by Ed Hellman in this video interview.  Watch the brief interview as professor Hellman as he shares more details about …

Introducing the New Complete DOV Raisin Variety Kalem93

Introducing the New Complete DOV Raisin Variety Kalem93

One of the topics of interest addressed at the recent annual meeting of the Raisin Bargaining Association was a new raisin variety currently being tested known as Kalem93. This variety’s features offer great labor savings potential for California raisin growers. Watch this brief interview as RBA Chairman Dwayne Cardoza talks about the new variety and read more about it in …

Update on Produce Safety Rule Exemption for Winegrape Growers

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SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday it will use its discretion and not enforce Produce Safety Rule requirements for growers of winegrapes. The agency’s announcement follows continued efforts by the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) to exempt winegrapes from the Produce Safety Rule. CAWG worked with the Oregon Winegrowers Association and Washington Winegrowers Association …

Vineyard Cover Crop Recommendations and Nitrogen Harvest Timing

Vineyard Cover Crop Recommendations and Nitrogen Harvest Timing

Springtime is an important time for replenishing your vineyard with the essential nutrients lost from the last harvest.  Nitrogen-fixing cover crops are a great source for this.  But what types of cover crops are best and how do you tell when it’s time to disk them under?  Watch this brief interview with Madera County raisin grower and PCA Manuel Marin …

The Legacy Continues Eberle Winery 1979-2019 Celebrating 40 Years of Fine Winemaking

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Long time pioneer of the Paso Robles Wine Appellation, Gary Eberle celebrates his 40 years at Eberle Winery with a year-long tribute to his longevity and success in the world’s wine industry.  Labeled “Legacy,” this year will be a conglomeration of awards, seminars, wine tastings and dinners to celebrate Gary’s 46 year vision and tireless work to support the local …

2018 Table Grape Crop Crosses 117 Million Boxes

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In 2018 California table grape growers produced just under 117.1 million box units of grapes which translates to 115.6 million 19-pound boxes. The 2018 total marks the second largest volume shipped in industry history, behind only the 2013 total of 117.4 million box units. The original estimate for the 2018 season was 114.6 million 19-pound boxes. The top varieties produced in …

Sun-Maid Continues Successful Expansion with Move to Fresno

As part of the company’s commitment to growth and efficiencies, Sun-Maid Growers of California announced it will move its corporate offices from Kingsburg and satellite offices from northern California to a new consolidated headquarters in Fresno this summer. Sun-Maid’s Kingsburg location will be transformed into a center for operational excellence and product development to further incite innovation and encourage a strong focus on new products for the brand. To ensure …

Incorporating Biopesticides in Vineyard IPM Programs

Incorporating Biopesticides in Vineyard IPM Programs

As biopesticides become more available to the grape industry, growers and PCAs may wonder how to best go about incorporating them in the integrated pest management programs. This was a topic addressed by Dan Rodrigues from Vina Quest and the Cal Poly Viticulture & Enology Department at Malcolm Media’s recent Central Coast Grape Expo. Watch his brief interview here and …

New Nematode Resistant Rootstocks for Grape Growers

New Nematode Resistant Rootstocks for Grape Growers

Good news for the grape industry. Growers now have access to more nematode resistant rootstocks than ever before. UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Karl Lund recently talked about the characteristics and availability of these rootstocks at Malcolm Media’s Tree & Vine Expo in Turlock, CA. Watch his brief interview and read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine.

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