Grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Kern County Ag values up 6% to over $6.76 billion http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/kern-county-ag-values-6-over-676-billion <div class="node-body article-body">Kern County Ag values climb to record territory in 2013</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/kern-county-ag-values-6-over-676-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/kern-county-ag-values-6-over-676-billion#comments Grapes Crops Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:21:00 +0000 151501 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Grape production in Kern County, Calif. grossed growers more than $1.8 billion in 2013, making it the most valuable commodity produced last year.</p> Grape harvest offers reality check on effectiveness of your IPM efforts http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/grape-harvest-offers-reality-check-effectiveness-your-ipm-efforts <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the 2014 wine grape harvest just getting underway in some areas, it’s a good time to check clusters for signs of certain disease and insect damage. Results can help you evaluate just how well your management program controlled the problems this season and give you time to make any needed adjustments to limit such threats to next year’s crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/grape-harvest-offers-reality-check-effectiveness-your-ipm-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/grape-harvest-offers-reality-check-effectiveness-your-ipm-efforts#comments Grapes Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:01:00 +0000 151401 at http://westernfarmpress.com Finding a home for grapes is top priority for this grower http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/finding-home-grapes-top-priority-grower <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the early days of August, Mark Triska’s 14 acres of Livermore Valley merlot grapes were about three weeks past veraison right on schedule for a typical later September or early October harvest. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/finding-home-grapes-top-priority-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/finding-home-grapes-top-priority-grower#comments Grapes Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 151391 at http://westernfarmpress.com Grape sales slow in face of prospects for another big crop http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/grape-sales-slow-face-prospects-another-big-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With California’s wine grape vineyards on a fast track to producing what looks to be the third large crop in as many years, finding a home for uncommitted 2014 grapes could prove somewhat daunting, especially for Central Valley sellers, reports grape broker and partner Glenn Proctor, Ciatti Company, San Rafael, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/grape-sales-slow-face-prospects-another-big-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/grape-sales-slow-face-prospects-another-big-crop#comments Grapes Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:40:00 +0000 151381 at http://westernfarmpress.com Smorgasbord of latest research from Grape Day http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/smorgasbord-latest-research-grape-day <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The tricky balancing act of applying just enough water while keeping an eye on mechanization that can save labor costs has probably never become more important than this season in the Central Valley of California.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/smorgasbord-latest-research-grape-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/smorgasbord-latest-research-grape-day#comments Grapes Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:27:00 +0000 151441 at http://westernfarmpress.com Jim Wulf, left, with J. Wulf Cellars in Madera, Calif., visits with David Ramming, retired USDA grape breeder, at the 2014 Fresno State Grape Day. Grape vine resistance to Pierce's disease within decade http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/grape-vine-resistance-pierces-disease-within-decade <div class="field-deck"> First-round solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Within the next decade, the results of traditional and laboratory research could begin to remove one of the most ferocious disease threats to California&rsquo;s grape industry - Pierce&rsquo;s disease - vectored by the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) pest.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are almost there in bringing to market the first round of solutions for the Pierce&rsquo;s disease problem,&rdquo; said Robert Wynn, statewide coordinator for the Pierce&rsquo;s Disease Control Program administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/grape-vine-resistance-pierces-disease-within-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/grape-vine-resistance-pierces-disease-within-decade#comments Grapes Citrus Conditions and Diseases Foliar insects Insecticides Pesticides State Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:53:00 +0000 151431 at http://westernfarmpress.com The glassy-winged sharpshooter is the primary vector of the dreaded Pierce's disease in grapes and other crops. Photo Gallery: Solutions for Pierce's disease in grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-solutions-pierces-disease-grapes <div class="node-body gallery-body">Within the next decade, results of traditional and laboratory research could begin to remove one of the most ferocious disease threats to California’s wine grape industry - Pierce’s disease vectored by the glassy-winged sharpshooter pest. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-solutions-pierces-disease-grapes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-solutions-pierces-disease-grapes#comments Grapes Conditions and Diseases Diseases/Insect Pest of Tree and Vine (permanent crops) Foliar insects Pests Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:49:00 +0000 151421 at http://westernfarmpress.com CGTFL is now the California Fresh Fruit Association http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/cgtfl-now-california-fresh-fruit-association <div class="node-body article-body">Name changer - The California Grape and Tree Fruit League is now the California Fresh Fruit Association. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/cgtfl-now-california-fresh-fruit-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/cgtfl-now-california-fresh-fruit-association#comments Grapes Pome Fruit Stone Fruit Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:38:00 +0000 151301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Photo Gallery: Allied Grape Growers annual meetings http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-allied-grape-growers-annual-meetings <div class="node-body gallery-body">Grape leader Jeff Bitter says the California wine industry overall is purring like a well-tuned engine, yet beware of continued bumps in the road from foreign competition, alternative beverages, and rising input costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-allied-grape-growers-annual-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-allied-grape-growers-annual-meetings#comments Grapes Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:00 +0000 151071 at http://westernfarmpress.com California wine industry strong despite bumps in road http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/california-wine-industry-strong-despite-bumps-road <div class="field-deck"> 2014 crop a record breaker? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grape leader Jeff Bitter says the California wine industry overall is purring like a well-tuned engine, yet beware of bumps in the road including foreign competition, alternative beverages, and rising input costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/california-wine-industry-strong-despite-bumps-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/california-wine-industry-strong-despite-bumps-road#comments Grapes Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:53:00 +0000 151061 at http://westernfarmpress.com Allied Grape Growers board members include, from left: Board Chair Matt Andrew, Vice-Chair Michael Naito; Secretary Jeff Cederlind; plus Board Members Steve Nickel and Paul Lanfranco.