Grapes en Unified Wine & Grape Symposium a smashing success <div class="node-body gallery-body">2016 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium draws 14,000 wine industry people from across the globe. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:52:00 +0000 164571 at California weed science gathering continues to grow <div class="node-body gallery-body">California Weed Science Society talks challenges at annual meeting</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alfalfa Grapes Management Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Groups & Organizations Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:12:00 +0000 164421 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Past&nbsp;</span>CWSS<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Board Chairman Rick Miller, left, presented&nbsp;</span>UCCE<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Weed Specialist Steven&nbsp;</span>Fennimore<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;the 2016 Award of Excellence for his work with&nbsp;</span>CWSS<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;on a book to educate managers on principles of weed control.</span></p> Sonoma County Winegrowers wins California’s highest environmental honor <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Just two years ago, the Sonoma County Winegrowers (SCW) announced its ambitious goal to become the nation&rsquo;s first 100 percent sustainable wine-growing region.</p> <p>As a result, the organization was recently recognized with the Governor&#39;s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) &ndash; considered California&rsquo;s highest environmental honor.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Fri, 22 Jan 2016 02:37:00 +0000 164471 at Drought, UC specialists update grape growers on issues <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As yet another El Ni&ntilde;o-spawned rain storm pelted the area where they were meeting, California grape growers received good and bad news as they gathered for a San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium held in Easton.</p> <p>First the good news - this El Ni&ntilde;o is the real deal, &ldquo;currently a strong El Ni&ntilde;o,&rdquo; said Jerald Meadows, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hanford.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Drought Almonds Conditions and Diseases El Nino Pistachios Walnuts Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:23:00 +0000 164281 at <p>Fresno County, Calif. growers Alan Kasparian (left)&nbsp;and Ed Nikssarian&nbsp;visit during the San Joaqun&nbsp;Valley Grape Symposium held in Easton in January.&nbsp;</p> Marrone Bio Innovations launches new Regalia biofungicide formulation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a provider of pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental, and water treatment markets, has launched a new commercial formulation of its Regalia biofungicide.</p> <p>Regalia is a highly effective biofungicide for conventional and organic production that prevents and fights disease by triggering treated plants to produce disease-fighting bio chemicals while enhancing plant health to optimize yield.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Almonds Pome Fruit Tomatoes Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:17:00 +0000 164231 at Successful wine grape growers honored for work <div class="field-deck"> Don Stanley, Frank Saviez lauded for careers that helped grow industry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two Central Valley grape industry leaders praised for decades of service and work in the wine grape industry</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Grapes Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:16:00 +0000 164101 at <p>Don Stanley, left, and Frank Saviez were honored with lifetime achievement awards by the San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association.</p> New board leaders at California Association of Winegrape Growers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has five new officers and three new members in board of directors. The new board took effect Dec. 1, 2015.</p> <p>The following elected members were officers: Chair Aaron Lange, LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards; Vice-Chairs Bill Berryhill of Berryhill Family Vineyards and BB Vineyards, and Brad Goehring of Goehring Vineyards; Secretary Mike Testa of Coastal Vineyard Care Associates; and Treasurer Ryan Metzler of Fruita del Soler.</p> <p></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:34:00 +0000 163891 at California grape vineyard values remain strong <div class="field-deck"> Some growers see almonds as an alternative to declining Valley grape prices </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California vineyard values remain strong in spite of drought and push to plant almonds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Grapes Sun, 06 Dec 2015 22:05:00 +0000 163371 at <p>Though some markets appears to have softened a bit, land values with vineyards still appear strong, according to Agricutlural&nbsp;Appraiser Ben Slaughter.</p> Ag at Large: SJV grape growers feel the pain, change <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee, Ag at Large Commentary </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wine grape growers in California&#39;s San Joaquin Valley are learning a tough economics lesson the hard way, causing them to pull out vines, turn to other crops, sellout, or retire.</p> <p>They are learning that the wines their grapes have produced for years are now in low demand, and the price wineries pay, if they buy their grapes at all, doesn&rsquo;t cover their cost of production.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Almonds Pecans Pistachios Walnuts Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:31:00 +0000 163301 at San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers see opportunities for industry <div class="node-body gallery-body">Repeated message among industry leaders: there's opportunities in San Joaquin Valley wine grapes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Crops Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:41:00 +0000 163281 at