Red Blotch Virus Update from ICVG

October 27th, 2015

I had the great pleasure of attending the 18th International congress on viruses of the grapevine (ICVG) held on September 7-11 in Ankara, Turkey. Every three years, ICVG brings together the world’s best and brightest minds to report on the cutting-edge frontier of research on grapevine viruses and associated diseases. Last time when ICVG met in Davis in 2012, the discovery of red blotch virus was announced. No new virus…

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Lodi Growers Boost Knowledge about Grape Pest Management

October 20th, 2015
Lodi Growers Boost Knowledge about Grape Pest Management

The Lodi Winegrape Commission and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) have a long history of working together to achieve our common goal of communicating research insights about best management practices to Lodi growers. In light of this, the Commission partnered with UCCE to provide Lodi winegrowers with the most up to date grape pest management information. During 2014 and 2015 the Commission hosted a series educational meetings that were based around…

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Maximizing Cover Crop Benefits Through Selection and Management

October 12th, 2015
Maximizing Cover Crop Benefits Through Selection and Management

Cover crops provide an array of important benefits to vineyards.  These include direct benefits that improve soil tilth, build soil structure, enhance the root environment, limit soil erosion, and modify the vineyard environment.  Through these, we can gain additional, indirect benefits in the management of soil moisture, mineral nutrients, grapevine growth vigor and balance, wine grape yield and quality, and grapevine pests.  While any type of cover crop will provide…

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