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VIRTUAL SUSTAINABLE AG EXPO – NOVEMBER 2020

VIRTUAL SUSTAINABLE AG EXPO – NOVEMBER 2020

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020.  BY KRIS BEAL, VINEYARD TEAM. Registration Now Open for VIRTUAL Sustainable Ag Expo & International Sustainable Winegrowing Summit Since 2003, the Sustainable Ag Expo has offered world-class educational content for farmers, researchers,...

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VARIETY FOCUS: MANAGING SAUVIGNON BLANC

VARIETY FOCUS: MANAGING SAUVIGNON BLANC

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Sauvignon blanc has a long and noble history in regions of France where the Cabernet family of varieties predominate, most notably in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Actually, Sauvignon blanc is one of the...

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LODI GROWERS REDUCE PESTICIDE RISK

LODI GROWERS REDUCE PESTICIDE RISK

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020.  BY CLIFF OHMART, PH.D. The Lodi wine community has devoted significant attention and energy to implementing sustainable winegrowing practices since the early 1990s. The focus has been on all aspects of vineyard management, from soil...

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FARMING WINEGRAPES FOR PRODUCTION

FARMING WINEGRAPES FOR PRODUCTION

MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. In the California wine industry, the emphasis on grape quality has increased over the last couple of decades and for good reason - quality sets competitors apart in the grape and wine markets. However, for grape...

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UC DAVIS V&E VIRTUALLY ON THE ROAD IN LODI RECAP

UC DAVIS V&E VIRTUALLY ON THE ROAD IN LODI RECAP

AUGUST 24, 2020.  BY UC DAVIS VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY DEPT. Dr. Karen Block brought together several UC Davis professors to share highlights of their recent research with the Lodi winegrowing community on July 13, 2020.  A video recording of their presentations is...

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EFFECTIVELY MANAGING YOUR GROWER & FLC RELATIONSHIP

EFFECTIVELY MANAGING YOUR GROWER & FLC RELATIONSHIP

AUGUST 17, 2020.  BY AMY WOLFE, AGSAFE. As harvest gets underway for some and is in full swing for others, the issue around having sufficient labor persists.  The challenge drives many growers to use a farm labor contractor (FLC) as a means for ensuring there are...

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MEALYBUG BIOCONTROL VIDEO PREMIERE 8/13

MEALYBUG BIOCONTROL VIDEO PREMIERE 8/13

AUGUST 10, 2020.  BY STEPHANIE BOLTON, PhD. In 2019, the Lodi Winegrape Commission and five local growers were awarded a $50,000 Professional + Producer grant from the USDA's Western SARE program for "A Collaborative Beneficial Insect and Pheromone Mating Disruption...

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