Grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Tips for controlling sour rot http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/tips-controlling-sour-rot <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the start of veraison comes the threat of bunch rot. And that can set the stage for sour rot. Controlling sour rot can be a difficult challenge, especially for grape growers in the central and southern regions of the San Joaquin Valley.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/tips-controlling-sour-rot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/tips-controlling-sour-rot#comments Grapes Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:21:00 +0000 160321 at http://westernfarmpress.com Dealing with a population explosion in San Joaquin Valley vineyards http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/dealing-population-explosion-san-joaquin-valley-vineyards <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“They’re everywhere, even in places I haven’t seen them before,” says PCA Sara Savary, with Crop Care Associates, based in Yountville, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/dealing-population-explosion-san-joaquin-valley-vineyards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/dealing-population-explosion-san-joaquin-valley-vineyards#comments Grapes Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:49:00 +0000 160291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Development of Paso Robles crop is back on track http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/development-paso-robles-crop-back-track <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By mid-July, the wine crop in the Paso Robles-Templeton area of California’s Central Coast region was developing at close to the normal pace, reports grower Stephanie Terrizzi who works with various vineyards throughout the Paso Robles AVA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/development-paso-robles-crop-back-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/development-paso-robles-crop-back-track#comments Grapes Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:44:00 +0000 160281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Allied Grape Growers annual meeting in pictures http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/allied-grape-growers-annual-meeting-pictures <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 2015 annual meetings of the Allied Grape Growers cooperative held July 7 and 9&nbsp;in Fresno and Santa Rosa, Calif., respectively, were full of news and forecasts&nbsp;about California&#39;s ever changing wine industry - an industry where change is about a daily affair.</p> <p>Those gathered at the Fresno site received a sobering look at the likelihood that still more vines will need to come out in the southern San Joaquin Valley; given the supply and demand for interior-grown grapes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/allied-grape-growers-annual-meeting-pictures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/allied-grape-growers-annual-meeting-pictures#comments Grapes Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:06:00 +0000 160051 at http://westernfarmpress.com Latest trends reshaping California wine grape industry http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/latest-trends-reshaping-california-wine-grape-industry <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Allied Grape Growers meeting </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Those gathered for the 64<sup>th</sup> annual Allied Grape Growers (AGG) annual meeting July 7 in Fresno, Calif. received a sobering look at the likelihood that still more vines will need to come out in the southern San Joaquin Valley (SJV).</p> <p>In addition, growers heard which varieties were hot and which were on the outs, about the changing demand demographically, and an overall decline in the demand for the bulk of wines out of the region &ndash; wines priced at under $10.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/latest-trends-reshaping-california-wine-grape-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/latest-trends-reshaping-california-wine-grape-industry#comments Grapes Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:47:00 +0000 160041 at http://westernfarmpress.com Attendees at the Allied Grape Grower annual meeting in Fresno include from left: Californians Michael Ming, Alliance Appraisal; Nat DiBuduo, Allied President-CEO; Greg Archer, Alliance Ag Services; and grape grower Mathew Andrew, Allied Board Chairman. CAWG to recognize 2015 grower, leader of the year http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/cawg-recognize-2015-grower-leader-year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) will present its 2015 grower and leader of the year awards during its two-day Summer Conference July 22-23 in Napa, Calif.</p> <p>Andy Beckstoffer, owner of Beckstoffer Vineyards, will receive the &lsquo;Grower of the Year&rsquo; honor for his contributions to the Napa Valley&#39;s reputation as a world-class wine grape growing region.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/cawg-recognize-2015-grower-leader-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/cawg-recognize-2015-grower-leader-year#comments Grapes Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:45:00 +0000 160031 at http://westernfarmpress.com Andy Beckstoffer will receive the 2015 "Grower of the Year" honor from the California Association of Winegrape Growers. Promising cluster growth sets up Sierra Foothills vineyard for a good harvest http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/promising-cluster-growth-sets-sierra-foothills-vineyard-good-harvest <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Until the arrival of triple-digit temperatures in late June, the weather in the Fiddletown AVA of Amador County had been just right for Casatierra Vineyard’s five acres of Syrah grapes, despite the drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/promising-cluster-growth-sets-sierra-foothills-vineyard-good-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/promising-cluster-growth-sets-sierra-foothills-vineyard-good-harvest#comments Grapes Grapes Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:49:00 +0000 159991 at http://westernfarmpress.com Current crop load reflects a hit-and-miss berry set for Livermore Valley grower http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/current-crop-load-reflects-hit-and-miss-berry-set-livermore-valley-grower <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the last week of June, wine grape grower Steve Koch was reporting heavier-than-usual vine growth in his East Bay area vineyards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/current-crop-load-reflects-hit-and-miss-berry-set-livermore-valley-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/current-crop-load-reflects-hit-and-miss-berry-set-livermore-valley-grower#comments Grapes Grapes Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:34:00 +0000 159981 at http://westernfarmpress.com Favorable weather and adequate water supplies bode well for Mendocino County’s wine grape crop http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/favorable-weather-and-adequate-water-supplies-bode-well-mendocino-county-s-wine-grape-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As July began, wine grape growers in Mendocino County were finishing up their canopy management while the berries on their vines advanced closer to verasion. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/favorable-weather-and-adequate-water-supplies-bode-well-mendocino-county-s-wine-grape-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/favorable-weather-and-adequate-water-supplies-bode-well-mendocino-county-s-wine-grape-crop#comments Grapes Grapes Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:19:00 +0000 159971 at http://westernfarmpress.com Up close: Western grapeleaf skeletonizer pest http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/close-western-grapeleaf-skeletonizer-pest <div class="node-body gallery-body">Photos of the western grapeleaf skeletonizer pest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/close-western-grapeleaf-skeletonizer-pest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/close-western-grapeleaf-skeletonizer-pest#comments Grapes Foliar insects Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:28:00 +0000 159951 at http://westernfarmpress.com