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Latest Viticulture Stories

2012-03-27 23:58:58

While Washington winemakers grow most of their grapes on their natural rootstock, the coveted quality of their crop–and wines–is unlikely to change if they join the rest of the world and start grafting their varieties to more disease- and pest-resistant roots.

2012-03-15 11:53:05

By using decades of vineyard records, scientists have for the first time been able to attribute early ripening of wine grapes to climate warming and declines in soil water content.

2012-02-21 11:33:35

A gene fusion research project led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist delivers a one-two punch to Pierce's disease, a deadly threat to California's world-renowned wine industry.

Satellites Can Help To Grow The Perfect Grape
2011-12-21 04:20:41

A little water is needed to make wine, but how do you know when enough is enough? ESA’s GrapeLook service can give you the answer.

2011-12-12 21:27:27

Wine grape production in the Great Lakes Viticultural Region can be a challenging enterprise.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.