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Sonoma County Winegrowers To Establish Center For Ag Sustainability To Address Concerns About The Future Of Farming

Santa Rosa, Calif., (January 16, 2017) – As the calendar turns to a new year, Sonoma County Winegrowers (www.sonomawinegrape.org) are quickly closing in on its goal of becoming the nation’s first 100% sustainable wine region by 2019.  According to the latest Report Card published in the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ 3rd Annual Sustainability Report, 85% of the county’s vineyard acres have …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (January 13, 2017) – Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner released the current status today of major crops in the most valued county in the California Ag portfolio. They report that Recent rains have benefited the growth of already planted grains and field crops, but the rain has hindered ground preparations for continued planting. The forecast for optimal returns continues …

State of the Raisin Grape Industry 2016 Year-End

[wpdevart_youtube]mYr08w1-yOQ[/wpdevart_youtube] Glen Goto CEO of the Raisin Bargaining Association had his monthly interview with California Ag Network following his annual presentation at the Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo in Fresno. Watch this brief video as he shares the current status of negotiations and global impacts for establishing a 2016 raisin price.

Dealing with the Resurgence of Pierce’s Disease in Vineyards

[wpdevart_youtube]w15lOXf5s2M[/wpdevart_youtube] At the Annual Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo in Fresno, Allison Ferry-Abee gave an update on Glassy Wing Sharpshooter and Pierce’s Disease as it has become more prevalent, particularly in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. Watch her interview as she shares more about identifying the pest and disease, and read more in American Vineyard Magazine.

Winter Weed Control Tips in the Vineyard

[wpdevart_youtube]8YFpFQsOIxo[/wpdevart_youtube] At the annual Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo, Growers & PCAs were addressed by UCCE Weed Management Advisor Kurt Hembree on what growers should be focusing on with some winter weed control tips in the vineyard. Watch Kurt’s brief interview and read more in American Vineyard Magazine.

Hot Varieties in the Lodi Wine Grape Industry

[wpdevart_youtube]uTGZXuw3nqw[/wpdevart_youtube] At the Annual Tree & Vine Expo, growers enjoyed the State of the Industry addresses, including one given by Erica Moyer from Turrentine Brokerage, who provided an overview of the 2016 crop, and current wine grape trends in the Lodi/Delta region. Watch this video and read American Vineyard Magazine for more information.

Upcoming Changes in Laws & Regs for Pesticide Use in California

[wpdevart_youtube]EVlqe0UnbRY[/wpdevart_youtube] At the Annual Tree & Vine Expo, growers & PCA’s gathered for CE credits & stay current on what is going on in the industry. As Laws & Regs are always changing in California, Melanie Fisher had a few important points to share that growers should know moving into 2017. Watch this brief video interview with Melanie for more …

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