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Tulare County Crop Report (For the week ending July 27, 2019)

Tulare County Crop Status

Small Grains, Other Field Crops: Corn for silage continues to mature. Black-eyed beans are sizing up, and the pods are beginning to dry. Cotton continues to be irrigated and cultivated. Alfalfa continues to be cut and baled. Deciduous Tree Fruits, Nuts, And Grapes: The stone fruit season continues on. Peaches are being exported to Brazil, Taiwan, Canada,Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, …

Wine Grower Andy Hoxsey, CAWG Grower of the Year

With the annual Summer Conference of the California Association of Winegrape Growers came the announcement and presentation of CAWG’s Grower of the Year award, honoring Andy Hoxsey from Napa Wine Company.  Watch this brief presentation honoring Hoxsey, as delivered by Randy Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards at the Awards of Excellence dinner in Sonoma.  Hoxsey was also featured …

Purdue Professor Helps Longtime Grape Growers Embrace New Technology

California vineyard owners are carefully watching grapes mature on the vine this summer, just one in a list of responsibilities that determines their chances at a successful season. Years of experience working the land have been the main tool for these growers, but environmental restrictions and requirements are making the job increasingly complicated. David Ebert of Purdue University’s College of …

Wine Grower Brad Goehring, CAWG Leader of the Year

Brad Goehring-CAWG Leader of the Year

With the annual Summer Conference of the California Association of Winegrape Growers came the announcement and presentation of CAWG’s Leader of the Year award, honoring Lodi wine grower Brad Goehring.  Watch this brief presentation honoring Goehring, as delivered by John Duarte of Duarte Nursery at the Awards of Excellence dinner in Sonoma.  Read more the grower leaders that make this …

Tulare County Crop Report ( For Week Ending: July 13, 2019)

Tulare County Crop Status

SMALL GRAINS, OTHER FIELD CROPS: Recently planted corn for silage continues to mature. Black-eyed beans continue to mature. Cotton continues to be irrigated and cultivated. Alfalfa continues to be cut and baled. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: The stone fruit season is in full swing. Peaches are being exported to Canada, Brazil, Mexico,Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Australia. …

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Winemaker Kristen Barnhisel Confirmed as ASEV President for 2019-2020

Kristen Barnhisel-ASEV President

Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker for white wines at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, has been named 2019-2020 president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). She succeeds John Thorngate, vice president of operations technical services at Constellation Brands. In her new role, Barnhisel will lead ASEV’s 12-member board.  “I am pleased to serve with leaders in viticulture and enology …

Sonoma County Winegrowers Share Early Outlook on 2019 Harvest Crop Expected

Mel Sanchietti

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (July 2, 2019) – As Sonoma County Winegrape Growers close in on its goal of reaching 100% sustainability this year, there is an awful lot to celebrate. Foremost, despite record rainfall amounts, early reports indicate the fruit set was good throughout Sonoma County though harvest will be running two to three weeks later than last year. Next, …

CAWG Seeks State Support for Wine & Viticulture Research at Legislative Hearing

Wine & Viticulture Research

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) requested state support for critical wine and viticulture research during today’s joint hearing of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry and the Assembly Select Committee on Wine. The hearing – titled “Cultivating the Next Generation of Wine Industry Leaders and Emerging Markets in California” – covered the state of wine education and research, as well as emerging …

PD/GWSS Board Lowers Winegrape Assessment Rate

Winegrape Assessment Rate

The PD/GWSS Board voted during its June 17 meeting to reduce the winegrape assessment from $1.50 to $1.00 per $1,000 of value for the 2019 harvest. The Board’s recommendation was approved by CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. The annual rate has averaged $1.42 per $1,000 of value since it was established in 2001. Assessment funds are used for research and outreach on Pierce’s …

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