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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. That day will probably come, say WSU experts, but growers have little to fear. Yet the spectre of a vine-destroying invasion has lurked in the shadows of Washington vineyards for years. What if, wine industry professionals...

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. The study reveals that management factors has also influenced the shift, offering hope for growers to develop adaptation strategies. The study was published in Nature Climate Change and was done by scientists from the University of Melbourne and the CSIRO. Climate scientist and viticulturist Dr Leanne...

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. The study is set for publication the week of Feb. 20 in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Many disease-causing microbes can evade one defensive action by a host plant, but we believe that most microbes would have difficulty overcoming a combination of...

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,...


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