Trunk Disease Survey Results (Part III of III)

Thanks for reading Part III of this series on understanding and managing trunk disease in Lodi vineyards (also referred to as wood canker). Winegrape trunk diseases present a serious challenge to Lodi winegrape growers. These fungi come in several flavors including...

How to Maximize Biological Control in Lodi Vineyards

Most of the pest control that occurs in Lodi wine grape vineyards consists of biological control by natural enemies rather than by the use of pesticides. By “natural enemies” I am referring to naturally occurring parasites and predators that are carnivores and eat the...

Vineyard Management Self-Evaluation

Most of us are feeling a bit liberated now that the 2013 growing season is behind us. But before leaving 2013 to history, there may be important things to learn from it to increase the long-term profitability of your vineyard. A useful way to begin to evaluate the...

Introducing Stan Grant – Coffee Shop Contributor

The Commission’s team of Coffee Shop contributors is rapidly growing. Today, I’ll introduce yet another addition to our team: Stan Grant. Stan, like Paul Verdegaal, Larry Whitted, and all our Coffee Shop contributors, has the training and experience to bridge the...