Grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Good vine growth starts season for Lodi grape growers http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/good-vine-growth-starts-season-lodi-grape-growers <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Favorable spring weather, including temperatures pushing into the mid-80s during the day before cooling down to the mid-40s at night, has resulted in good vine growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/good-vine-growth-starts-season-lodi-grape-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/good-vine-growth-starts-season-lodi-grape-growers#comments Grapes Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:11:00 +0000 148371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Early bunch counts point to smaller raisin grape crop http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/early-bunch-counts-point-smaller-raisin-grape-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Warmer than normal temperatures have pushed much of California’s raisin grape crop off to a fast start.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/early-bunch-counts-point-smaller-raisin-grape-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/early-bunch-counts-point-smaller-raisin-grape-crop#comments Grapes Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 148381 at http://westernfarmpress.com California drought tough on honeybee health http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-drought-tough-honeybee-health <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some U.S. beekeepers are questioning whether to continue coming to California and risk damage to hives, or stay home and make honey that sells for more than $2 per pound.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-drought-tough-honeybee-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-drought-tough-honeybee-health#comments Grapes Management Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 148341 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Walt Bentley, emeritus entomologist with the University of California.</p> Modest costs for EPA worker protection rule? http://westernfarmpress.com/government/modest-costs-epa-worker-protection-rule <div class="field-byline"> National Cotton Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will EPA's proposed revisions to its worker protection standard result in “fairly modest” cost increases that will be outweighed by the benefits of reducing pesticide exposures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/modest-costs-epa-worker-protection-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/modest-costs-epa-worker-protection-rule#comments Cotton Government Grapes Management Tree Nuts Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:48:00 +0000 148301 at http://westernfarmpress.com California’s 2013 grape acreage totaled 878,000 acres http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/california-s-2013-grape-acreage-totaled-878000-acres <div class="field-byline"> CDFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The leading wine-type grape varieties continued to be Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/california-s-2013-grape-acreage-totaled-878000-acres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/california-s-2013-grape-acreage-totaled-878000-acres#comments Grapes Gold Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 148221 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water storage key element sought in water bonds http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds <div class="field-byline"> Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are several water bonds being considered by the California Legislature, and one key factor being considered in all of them is a provision for infrastructure development, including new storage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds#comments Government Grapes Irrigation Tree Nuts Gold Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:21:00 +0000 148171 at http://westernfarmpress.com Organic is not the ‘sustainable’ food of the future http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future <div class="field-byline"> Richard Cornett, Director of Communications, Western Plant Health Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don't fall for the modern myth that organic food production is “more sustainable” in the long run than conventional crop production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future#comments Cotton Equipment Grapes Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 148081 at http://westernfarmpress.com Prevention is key to protecting vineyards from vine mealybug http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/prevention-key-protecting-vineyards-vine-mealybug <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The best way to manage vine mealybug is preventing it from becoming established.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/prevention-key-protecting-vineyards-vine-mealybug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/prevention-key-protecting-vineyards-vine-mealybug#comments Grapes Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:24:00 +0000 147931 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water management tops wine grape challenges http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/water-management-tops-wine-grape-challenges <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“No one in the valley has any surplus water this year,” says Mendocino County grape grower Zac Robinson. “We’ll have to get by with whatever we have in our ponds.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/water-management-tops-wine-grape-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/water-management-tops-wine-grape-challenges#comments Grapes Irrigation Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:17:00 +0000 147921 at http://westernfarmpress.com How to maximize DOV raisin yields http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/how-maximize-dov-raisin-yields <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Matthew Fidelibus suspects variations in DOV raisin production levels reflect differences in the way growers and researchers manage exposure of the vines to sunlight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/how-maximize-dov-raisin-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/how-maximize-dov-raisin-yields#comments Grapes Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:06:00 +0000 147911 at http://westernfarmpress.com