Grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Stay on top of vine nutrition needs with a bloom-time tissue test http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/stay-top-vine-nutrition-needs-bloom-time-tissue-test <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bloom is an ideal time to perform a plant tissue analysis in your vineyard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/stay-top-vine-nutrition-needs-bloom-time-tissue-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/stay-top-vine-nutrition-needs-bloom-time-tissue-test#comments Grapes Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:11:00 +0000 166771 at http://westernfarmpress.com Lake County’s 2016 wine grape crop benefits from high soil moisture levels, full reservoirs http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/lake-county-s-2016-wine-grape-crop-benefits-high-soil-moisture-levels-full-reservoirs <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bud break was underway in most of Lake County’s valley floor vineyards by the second week of April. Meanwhile, shoots in some vineyards on the higher, warmer hillsides had already grown to about 8 inches in length.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/lake-county-s-2016-wine-grape-crop-benefits-high-soil-moisture-levels-full-reservoirs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/lake-county-s-2016-wine-grape-crop-benefits-high-soil-moisture-levels-full-reservoirs#comments Grapes Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:02:00 +0000 166761 at http://westernfarmpress.com Credit: PatrikStedrak/Thinkstock Winter rains benefit early-season crop development for Lodi grower http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/winter-rains-benefit-early-season-crop-development-lodi-grower <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By mid-April shoot growth in the Kautz Family Vineyards in the Lodi appellation of the northern San Joaquin Valley had extended to about 10 to 18 inches in length.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/winter-rains-benefit-early-season-crop-development-lodi-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/winter-rains-benefit-early-season-crop-development-lodi-grower#comments Grapes Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:49:00 +0000 166751 at http://westernfarmpress.com Napa grape yields down significantly in 2015 http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-grape-yields-down-significantly-2015 <div class="field-deck"> Poor weather in May linked to reduced set, smaller clusters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Napa wine grape yields suffer in 2015 from poor weather in May.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-grape-yields-down-significantly-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-grape-yields-down-significantly-2015#comments Grapes Grapes Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:04:00 +0000 166681 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Though wineries crushed fewer Napa grapes than in the past, grower prices did not suffer from the spring weather that caused poor fruit set.</p> First wine, then spirits – from farm to flask http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/first-wine-then-spirits-farm-flask <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When life gives you grapes, make wine. And then, brandy. Or perhaps vodka. These are among the growing variety of spirits now distilled by wineries in Arizona, California, and in many other states.</p> <p>Along the West Coast and inland in the Arizona desert sands, vintners turned spirit distillers are increasing in number amid a wide variety of products.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/first-wine-then-spirits-farm-flask" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/first-wine-then-spirits-farm-flask#comments Grapes Almonds Citrus Pecans Pistachios Walnuts Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:15:00 +0000 166641 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>Gary Reeves, Village of Elgin Winery in Elgin, is the first craft distiller in Arizona. The operation produces&nbsp;whiskey, brandy, rum, and other specialty spirits.</strong></p> Napa growers recall discovery of invasive moth http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-growers-recall-discovery-invasive-moth <div class="node-body gallery-body">Photo gallery: Napa grape grower recalls discovery of invasive moth</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-growers-recall-discovery-invasive-moth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-growers-recall-discovery-invasive-moth#comments Grapes Grapes Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:25:00 +0000 166511 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A trap for the European grapevine moth, complete with a pheromone attractant, hangs in a Pinot Noir vineyard in the Napa Valley.</p> California grape industry closer to EGVM eradication http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/california-grape-industry-closer-egvm-eradication <div class="field-deck"> Napa program is a success story in ridding region of invasive pest </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Napa and Sonoma counties were once ground-zero for the European grapevine moth. Their scientific approach to ridding the region of a dangerous invasive pest could allow them to apply for eradication by September, 2016 if no more moths are trapped in the region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/california-grape-industry-closer-egvm-eradication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/california-grape-industry-closer-egvm-eradication#comments Grapes Grapes Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:47:00 +0000 166501 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Napa Valley wine grape grower Ron WIcker lost his entire crop of about 60 tons of Chardonnay grapes in 2009 after the European grapevine moth became established in his vineyard. A pest exclusion program rid the region of the moth, which has not been seen in Napa County since 2013.</p> Timely pruning and new protectant products offer options for preventing trunk diseases http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/timely-pruning-and-new-protectant-products-offer-options-preventing-trunk-diseases <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Think you’ve been seeing more trunk diseases in vineyards than you’re used to? You’re not alone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/timely-pruning-and-new-protectant-products-offer-options-preventing-trunk-diseases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/timely-pruning-and-new-protectant-products-offer-options-preventing-trunk-diseases#comments Grapes Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:36:00 +0000 166441 at http://westernfarmpress.com Favorable weather aids start of San Joaquin County wine grape crop http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/favorable-weather-aids-start-san-joaquin-county-wine-grape-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The growing season for this year’s San Joaquin County wine growers began early in the first week of March as buds on Chardonnay vines began to open. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/favorable-weather-aids-start-san-joaquin-county-wine-grape-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/favorable-weather-aids-start-san-joaquin-county-wine-grape-crop#comments Grapes Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:32:00 +0000 166431 at http://westernfarmpress.com Best start of the season in 5 years for Santa Barbara County grower http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/best-start-season-5-years-santa-barbara-county-grower <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the beginning of April, Santa Barbara County wine grape grower Bob Baehner was far more encouraged about his crop prospects this season than last. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/best-start-season-5-years-santa-barbara-county-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/best-start-season-5-years-santa-barbara-county-grower#comments Grapes Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:25:00 +0000 166421 at http://westernfarmpress.com