Latest Viticulture Stories

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. GrapeLook uses satellites to help decide how much to water vineyards, and when. The service uses technology that combines Earth observation data and field measurements. Moisture readings are sent in real time to a processing centre via a satellite link. To use the water most efficiently, growers need information on crop production and water...

2011-12-12 21:27:27

Technique reduces cluster compactness, harvest season rot Wine grape production in the Great Lakes Viticultural Region can be a challenging enterprise. Spring frost, winter injury, short and variable growing seasons, and cool, humid growing conditions subject grape vines to disease, including harvest season cluster rot. Tight-clustered wine grape varieties in the region show varying susceptibility to cluster rot; cultivars such as Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Seyval, and Vignoles are...

2011-11-29 21:00:00

Casa Vinicola Zonin announces its dedication to the innovative MAGIS project and the use of sustainable development techniques Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 Casa Vinicola Zonin, together with other eight partners - among which are UIV (The Italian Wine Union), Assoenologi (The Association of Italian Enology), the Universities of Turin, Florence, Bari and Milan - will represent the core of this project. Magis is an innovative viticulture project aiming to improve and...

2011-10-29 07:00:00

The Fresh Fruits Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Grape to its collection of crops. This section comprises 589 resources to one of the most important fruit crops worldwide. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 Cultivated in many climatic zones of the world, Grape (Vitis,...

2011-07-21 09:22:00

NAPA, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Vineyards, the landmark Calistoga winery, announces the ninth annual Sterling Silver Screen Series®. Once again, through the generosity of NBC Universal®, the 2011 summer season of movies in the vineyards will feature classic and "neo-classic" films in a range of genres, from the Universal archives. All proceeds from the summer screenings will benefit two local non profits; the Calistoga Family Center...

2011-07-01 09:27:54

Higher temperatures could significantly impact California and other premium winegrowing regions of the United States in the next 30 years, according to a new study led by Stanford University climate scientists. Writing in the June 30 edition of Environmental Research Letters, the scientists report that by 2040, the amount of land suitable for cultivating premium wine grapes in high-value areas of northern California could shrink by 50 percent because of global warming. However, some cooler...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.