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2013-01-19 23:02:27

Botector® is an effective plant protection product that works through natural competition for space and nutrients to prevent the gray mold pathogen, Botrytis cinerea, from colonizing on the flower or berry surface. It is ideal for use in Integrated Pest Management, there is no development of pathogen resistance and it is safe for humans, animals and beneficial insects. Vista, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2013 Westbridge Agricultural Products announces that Botector® has been approved by...

Microbial Fungi On Grapes Affect Character Of Wine
2012-12-27 10:39:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At first blush, winemaking appears to be a relatively simple process — crush grapes, extract juice and ferment. However, even the most cursory examination of the factors involved in the process opens a Pandora´s Box of important details. That level of detail was made all the more explicit by a new report in the open access journal PLOS ONE, which said the grapes from the same vineyard can vary widely with respect to the...

Grapes Ripeness Indicated Using Computer Imaging
2012-11-30 15:33:36

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology [ Watch The Video ] Researchers at the University of Seville (Spain) have developed a technique for estimating grape composition and variety using computer imaging. They have also put forward an index for identifying the ripeness of seeds without the need for chemical analysis. This new method can help to decide the best moment for picking. The normal procedure for identifying the sugar content of grapes involves chemical...

2012-11-16 08:24:32

Tireless Effort During Growing Season Produced Quality, Tasty Fruit CONCORD, Mass., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In spite of multiple curve balls pitched by Mother Nature this year - summertime temperatures in March, freezing temperatures in April, and drought conditions in June through August - the Concord grape harvest of 2012 is yielding fruit that is as tasty as ever, even though there are fewer of them. Welch's family farmers worked tirelessly to get the harvest in so...

2012-10-11 04:01:13

Distinguished Research Team Mobilizing to Help Alleviate Diseases that Costs Vineyards $200 Million Annually Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 With trunk diseases devastating grape vineyards and other crops throughout the nation, $1.8 million in federal research funding has been secured in what is viewed as a major step to rid agriculture of this costly epidemic, the National Grape & Wine Initiative (NGWI) announced today. “Trunk diseases are the single biggest reason for...

2012-10-01 10:24:35

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanna Lee Communications, Inc., an award-winning agency specialized in wine, spirits, food, and lifestyle PR and event management, today announced its win of the X Wine Consortium account. The consortium's members are artisanal, family-run wine and spirits producers from Sicily: Alcesti, Marco De Bartoli, Cantine Intorcia, Fina Vini srl, Pupillo and G. B. Distillati. The agency will provide the consortium with strategic event marketing consulting and...

2012-09-24 10:26:35

GREVE IN CHIANTI, Italy, September 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni on why Querciabella went vegan Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni is nothing short of relentless. That he led Querciabella's conversion to organic farming in 1988, long before the term green was over-spun, and subsequently turned the Tuscan wine estate to biodynamics in 2000, is emblematic of his environmentalist convictions. Now, the spirited insubordination of Querciabella's owner is...

2012-09-24 02:24:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Capital Grille announced it is now accepting artwork submissions for its fourth-annual Artist Series Wine Label Design Competition. Through October 19, 2012, aspiring and established artists nationwide, aged 21 years or older, are invited to submit original artwork that will be considered for the label of a limited-allocation wine served exclusively at The Capital Grille, whose award-winning wine program is routinely recognized by Wine...

2012-08-09 06:26:47

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consuming grapes may help protect heart health in people with metabolic syndrome, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition.[1] Researchers observed a reduction in key risk factors for heart disease in men with metabolic syndrome: reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow and reduced inflammation. Natural components found in grapes, known as polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects. (Photo:...

2012-07-12 06:22:11

NAPA, Calif., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the world's largest publicly listed, wine-only company - with over 60 iconic brands including, Beringer Vineyards, Chateau St. Jean, Etude, Penfolds, St. Clement, Stags' Leap Winery and Wolf Blass - today announced that 100% of its company-owned and leased vineyards in California are now certified as "sustainable" by third-parties. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120712/SF39188) The company's vineyards in...