Grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Weeds and your smart phone offer clues to what’s underfoot in your vineyard http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/weeds-and-your-smart-phone-offer-clues-what-s-underfoot-your-vineyard <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weeds aren’t all bad. Sure, they compete with your vines for water and nutrients. But, on the plus side, they can provide food and habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife. What’s more, as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign horticulture educator Kelly Allsup points out, they also can highlight shortcomings in your soil management practices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/weeds-and-your-smart-phone-offer-clues-what-s-underfoot-your-vineyard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/weeds-and-your-smart-phone-offer-clues-what-s-underfoot-your-vineyard#comments Grapes Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:00 +0000 150911 at http://westernfarmpress.com Attractive prices highlight start of San Joaquin Valley table grape harvest http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/attractive-prices-highlight-start-san-joaquin-valley-table-grape-harvest <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A month after an earlier-than-usual start, Stevco’s San Joaquin Valley table harvest had progressed to the Princess and Flame Seedless varieties. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/attractive-prices-highlight-start-san-joaquin-valley-table-grape-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/attractive-prices-highlight-start-san-joaquin-valley-table-grape-harvest#comments Grapes Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:37:00 +0000 150901 at http://westernfarmpress.com Napa Valley vineyard on fast-track to another sizeable harvest http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-valley-vineyard-fast-track-another-sizeable-harvest <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In mid-July, following an unusually early start of veraison at the end of June, Stagecoach Vineyard’s 600 acres of Napa Valley wine grapes appeared to be on their way to producing a large crop for the third straight year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-valley-vineyard-fast-track-another-sizeable-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-valley-vineyard-fast-track-another-sizeable-harvest#comments Grapes Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:13:00 +0000 150891 at http://westernfarmpress.com Higher yields as Arizona wine grape harvest nears http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/higher-yields-arizona-wine-grape-harvest-nears <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Arizona wine grape harvest is a few weeks away and higher yields were expected at press time..</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/higher-yields-arizona-wine-grape-harvest-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/higher-yields-arizona-wine-grape-harvest-nears#comments Grapes Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 150721 at http://westernfarmpress.com Irrigation efficiency, financial options help weather drought http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/irrigation-efficiency-financial-options-help-weather-drought <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Legal specialists speak out </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Certainties for life in California's Central Valley include death, taxes, and drought, says Sacramento environmental attorney Amanda MacGregor Pearson.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/irrigation-efficiency-financial-options-help-weather-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/irrigation-efficiency-financial-options-help-weather-drought#comments Grapes Gold Drought Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 150671 at http://westernfarmpress.com Peter Vallis, left, San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association executive director, and Emilio Miranda, Allied Grape Growers viticulturist at Fresno grape meeting. Veraison exposes vineyards to summer bunch rot risk http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/veraison-exposes-vineyards-summer-bunch-rot-risk <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veraison can set the stage for masses of black, brown or green spores to develop on the surface of infected berries, posing a threat of severe rotting of fruit clusters. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/veraison-exposes-vineyards-summer-bunch-rot-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/veraison-exposes-vineyards-summer-bunch-rot-risk#comments Grapes Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 150621 at http://westernfarmpress.com Somewhat smaller 2014 raisin crop is coming on faster than last year http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/somewhat-smaller-2014-raisin-crop-coming-faster-last-year <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By the start of July, California’s raisin grape crop was developing about a week earlier than last year and as much as two weeks ahead of the usual pace. Thompson seedless berries began softening around the third week of June. That follows the start of veraison a week or two earlier in the Fiesta, Selma Pete and Zante Currant fields of the central San Joaquin Valley and home of the state’s raisin industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/somewhat-smaller-2014-raisin-crop-coming-faster-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/somewhat-smaller-2014-raisin-crop-coming-faster-last-year#comments Grapes Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:47:00 +0000 150611 at http://westernfarmpress.com Lodi grower plans on smaller-than-average crop http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/lodi-grower-plans-smaller-average-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With mostly Pinot Gris, along with some Sauvignon Blanc, leading the start of veraison in the Lodi vineyards of Vino Farms during the third week of June, Craig Ledbetter was looking ahead to an early harvest this year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/lodi-grower-plans-smaller-average-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/lodi-grower-plans-smaller-average-crop#comments Grapes Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:25:00 +0000 150601 at http://westernfarmpress.com European grapevine moth trapped in Sonoma County http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/european-grapevine-moth-trapped-sonoma-county <div class="field-deck"> Pest found June 26 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A single male European grapevine moth detected in a vineyard trap in western Sonoma County, Calif. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/european-grapevine-moth-trapped-sonoma-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/european-grapevine-moth-trapped-sonoma-county#comments Grapes Gold Foliar insects Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:14:00 +0000 150441 at http://westernfarmpress.com European grapevine moth. Stage is set for another good Napa Valley wine grape crop http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/stage-set-another-good-napa-valley-wine-grape-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By mid-June the stage had been set for a good balance of proper grape ripening and adequate yields this year in the vineyards of Napa Valley.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/stage-set-another-good-napa-valley-wine-grape-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/stage-set-another-good-napa-valley-wine-grape-crop#comments Grapes Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:31:00 +0000 150171 at http://westernfarmpress.com