Grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en 2014 California wine grape crop an excellent vintage http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-california-wine-grape-crop-excellent-vintage <div class="field-byline"> Wine Institute </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California vintners and growers across the state are grateful for another excellent vintage, despite an ongoing drought and earthquake that rocked south Napa in late August as crush was getting underway. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-california-wine-grape-crop-excellent-vintage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-california-wine-grape-crop-excellent-vintage#comments Grapes Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 153591 at http://westernfarmpress.com Nab weed escapees with dormant season vineyard survey http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/nab-weed-escapees-dormant-season-vineyard-survey <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By reducing competition for water, nutrients and sunlight, effective weed control enhances the establishment of newly planted vines and improves the growth and yield of established vines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/nab-weed-escapees-dormant-season-vineyard-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/nab-weed-escapees-dormant-season-vineyard-survey#comments Grapes Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:17:00 +0000 153481 at http://westernfarmpress.com Santa Cruz Mountains harvest features a fast, flavorful ending http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/santa-cruz-mountains-harvest-features-fast-flavorful-ending <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It may not have been a photo finish. But to Prudy Foxx, the end of the unusually early 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains harvest sure looked like a horse race.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/santa-cruz-mountains-harvest-features-fast-flavorful-ending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/santa-cruz-mountains-harvest-features-fast-flavorful-ending#comments Grapes Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:09:00 +0000 153471 at http://westernfarmpress.com San Joaquin Valley growers face two different markets for this year’s crop http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/san-joaquin-valley-growers-face-two-different-markets-year-s-crop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For many wine grape growers in the San Joaquin Valley, where ideal growing weather resulted in an early harvest of a crop that was average or slightly smaller in size, the 2014 season has been a good one. For the rest – not so much.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/san-joaquin-valley-growers-face-two-different-markets-year-s-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/san-joaquin-valley-growers-face-two-different-markets-year-s-crop#comments Grapes Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:04:00 +0000 153461 at http://westernfarmpress.com Successful year for Fresno State farm's table grape crop http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/successful-year-fresno-state-farms-table-grape-crop <div class="field-byline"> Amy Roberts, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> 100-percent drip irrigated </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most table grape varieties on the California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) farm produced well this year, except for slightly lower production in the Princess and Thompson seedless varieties. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/successful-year-fresno-state-farms-table-grape-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/successful-year-fresno-state-farms-table-grape-crop#comments Grapes Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:28:00 +0000 153371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Mark Salwasser, CSUF interim farm manager, is surrounded by Crimson variety table grapes almost ready for harvest on the Fresno State farm. Raisin Bargaining Association seeks sliding price scale http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/raisin-bargaining-association-seeks-sliding-price-scale <div class="field-deck"> California's 2014 raisin grape harvest down 10%-40% from previous year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Raisin Bargaining Association approves sliding scale offer on 2014 crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/raisin-bargaining-association-seeks-sliding-price-scale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/raisin-bargaining-association-seeks-sliding-price-scale#comments Grapes Grapes Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:26:00 +0000 153211 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Raisin Bargaining Association is proposing a sliding price scale with its signatory packers.</p> Napa Valley growers harvest high quality grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-valley-growers-harvest-high-quality-grapes <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Napa Valley wine grape harvest should wrap up the week of Nov. 13 with one of the highest quality crops on record, according to Napa Valley Grapegrowers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-valley-growers-harvest-high-quality-grapes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-valley-growers-harvest-high-quality-grapes#comments Grapes Drought Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:50:00 +0000 153131 at http://westernfarmpress.com Post-harvest irrigation can help prevent uneven vine growth next spring http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/post-harvest-irrigation-can-help-prevent-uneven-vine-growth-next-spring <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Following harvest, grapevines continue to take up carbohydrates and mineral nutrients needed to produce carbohydrate reserves in permanent wood structures used for respiration during dormancy and to fuel new growth the following season. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/post-harvest-irrigation-can-help-prevent-uneven-vine-growth-next-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/post-harvest-irrigation-can-help-prevent-uneven-vine-growth-next-spring#comments Grapes Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:40:00 +0000 153021 at http://westernfarmpress.com As harvest winds down, Central Coast grower reports improving yields as crop quality remains high http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/harvest-winds-down-central-coast-grower-reports-improving-yields-crop-quality-remains-high <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With much of the 2014 harvest behind him, Central Coast wine grape grower Dana Merrill reports yields have been average or lower while quality has been high. “The quality of the grapes is absolutely outstanding,” he says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/harvest-winds-down-central-coast-grower-reports-improving-yields-crop-quality-remains-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/harvest-winds-down-central-coast-grower-reports-improving-yields-crop-quality-remains-high#comments Grapes Gold Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:34:00 +0000 153011 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2014 harvest produces a wide range of yields for Madera County grower http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-harvest-produces-wide-range-yields-madera-county-grower <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Barring any unexpected glitches, Madera County grower Carson Smith expects to complete his 29th wine grape harvest by about Oct. 10. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-harvest-produces-wide-range-yields-madera-county-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-harvest-produces-wide-range-yields-madera-county-grower#comments Grapes Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:24:00 +0000 153001 at http://westernfarmpress.com