Grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Dates announced for PD/GWSS winegrape referendum http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/dates-announced-pdgwss-winegrape-referendum <div class="field-byline"> California Department of Food and Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ballots for voting on the continuation of the statewide Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (PD/GWSS) winegrape assessment will be mailed March 30.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/dates-announced-pdgwss-winegrape-referendum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/dates-announced-pdgwss-winegrape-referendum#comments Grapes Grapes Sun, 08 Feb 2015 22:30:00 +0000 155981 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC Davis discovery may help fight powdery mildew http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-davis-discovery-may-help-fight-powdery-mildew <div class="node-body article-body">UC Davis scientists discover important clues in fight against grape powdery mildew</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-davis-discovery-may-help-fight-powdery-mildew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-davis-discovery-may-help-fight-powdery-mildew#comments Grapes Grapes Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:19:00 +0000 155861 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>University of California researchers have discovered important genetic clues in the cause of grape powdery mildew. These studies could lead to better treatment options for growers.</p> Paraiso Vineyards taps sun to make wine http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/paraiso-vineyards-taps-sun-make-wine <div class="field-deck"> Solar should meet 80 percent of winery's power requirements </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paraiso Vineyards adds solar to its sustainable practices</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/paraiso-vineyards-taps-sun-make-wine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/paraiso-vineyards-taps-sun-make-wine#comments Grapes Grapes Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:35:00 +0000 155231 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Richard Smith, owner of Paraiso Vineyards in Soledad, Calif. sees solar as one of many tools to achieve agricultural sustainability.</p> Winery: Solar is socially, environmentally responsible http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/winery-solar-socially-environmentally-responsible <div class="node-body gallery-body">Arizona’s abundance of sunshine not only ripens grapes but can provide sustainable energy to power wineries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/winery-solar-socially-environmentally-responsible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/winery-solar-socially-environmentally-responsible#comments Grapes Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:21:00 +0000 154551 at http://westernfarmpress.com Page Springs first Arizona winery to harness sun power http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/page-springs-first-arizona-winery-harness-sun-power <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Page Springs Cellars and Vineyards in Cornville is the first Arizona winery to harness solar power to create wine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/page-springs-first-arizona-winery-harness-sun-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/page-springs-first-arizona-winery-harness-sun-power#comments Grapes Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:48:00 +0000 154531 at http://westernfarmpress.com Solar panels cover the parking overhang at Page Springs Cellars and Vineyard in Cornville, Arizona's first winery to adopt solar power. UC Davis wine executive program runs March 22-27 http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-davis-wine-executive-program-runs-march-22-27 <div class="node-body article-body">15th Annual UC Davis Wine Executive Program runs March 22-27</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-davis-wine-executive-program-runs-march-22-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-davis-wine-executive-program-runs-march-22-27#comments Grapes Grapes Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:21:00 +0000 154221 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The 15th Annual Wine Executive Program at UC Davis takes place March 22-27.</p> Wineries to honor leadership in sustainability http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/wineries-honor-leadership-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">California wineries establish new award to honor sustainable practices</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/wineries-honor-leadership-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/wineries-honor-leadership-sustainability#comments Grapes Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:28:00 +0000 154181 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California wineries and vineyards are encouraged to apply for the unaugural Claifornia Green Medal, which seeks to honor sustainable winegrowing practices and leadership in the industry.</p> RBA inks deal with raisin packers at $1,775 per ton http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/rba-inks-deal-raisin-packers-1775-ton <div class="node-body article-body">Raisin Bargaining Association strikes 2014 price deal with California raisin packers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/rba-inks-deal-raisin-packers-1775-ton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/rba-inks-deal-raisin-packers-1775-ton#comments Grapes Grapes Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:16:00 +0000 154011 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California raisins dry under the intense summer sun.</p> Spotted lanternfly - a new threat to grapes, stone fruit? http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/spotted-lanternfly-new-threat-grapes-stone-fruit <div class="node-body article-body">The invasive pest – spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula - has been found for the first time in the U.S. (Pennsylvania), and western-state growers should be aware of the insect’s host range which may include grapes and stone fruit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/spotted-lanternfly-new-threat-grapes-stone-fruit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/spotted-lanternfly-new-threat-grapes-stone-fruit#comments Grapes Foliar insects Stone Fruit Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:51:00 +0000 154021 at http://westernfarmpress.com Fast, furious grape harvest in Santa Lucia Highlands http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/fast-furious-grape-harvest-santa-lucia-highlands <div class="field-deck"> Good-to-superb quality grapes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Santa Lucia Highlands wine grape growers happy with early harvest. Quality looks good.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/fast-furious-grape-harvest-santa-lucia-highlands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/fast-furious-grape-harvest-santa-lucia-highlands#comments Grapes Grapes Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:17:00 +0000 153771 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Paraiso Vineyards is one of the Santa Lucia Highlands&#39; earliest grape plantings. Grapes at the vineyard were harvested earlier than usual this year, matching the experience of neighboring vineyards. Paraiso completed its harvest the last week of October.</p>