EMERGENCY WILDFIRE SMOKE REGULATION ADOPTED

EMERGENCY WILDFIRE SMOKE REGULATION ADOPTED

AUGUST 19, 2019.  BY AMY WOLFE, AGSAFE. The Impact to Employers We are all aware that California has been ravaged by wildfires in recent years. The loss of life and property has been historical and has meaningfully changed how some in our agricultural community...
LWC WELCOMES NEW BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

LWC WELCOMES NEW BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 12, 2019.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. The Lodi Winegrape Commission’s Board is comprised of nine volunteer Commissioners and an additional nine Alternates.  The Board supports the Commission’s new mission statement: “To empower all Lodi...
LODI NOMINATED FOR BEST WINE REGION

LODI NOMINATED FOR BEST WINE REGION

JULY 29, 2019.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. The LODI, California AVA has been nominated in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award – wine regions contest! If you haven’t checked out USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards yet, you are in for a treat! ...
BIOCONTROL FAMILY FIELD DAY (at night!)

BIOCONTROL FAMILY FIELD DAY (at night!)

JULY 22, 2019.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Grapevine viruses are expensive, complicated, and confusing, but BUGS are on the way! We’re combining science with fun as we learn about sustainability in our vineyards. The entire family is welcome and encouraged to join...
July 11th ROOTSTOCK FIELD DAY – AGENDA ANNOUNCED

July 11th ROOTSTOCK FIELD DAY – AGENDA ANNOUNCED

Rootstock selection plays a large role in the success of a vineyard.  Join the Lodi Winegrape Commission and E & J Gallo for in-field discussions with Dr. Andy Walker, Dr. Peter Cousins, and other experts as we take a closer look at the decades-long Gallo Liberty...
10 HOT NEW SUMMER READS FOR THE WINEGROWER

10 HOT NEW SUMMER READS FOR THE WINEGROWER

JULY 1, 2019.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Take a break from the heat and relax by reading one of the ten great books listed below this summer! Grape Growers Handbook: A Guide To Viticulture for Wine Production  Grapes are among the first fruit species to be...
VIDEOS from the April 4th MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH MEETING

VIDEOS from the April 4th MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH MEETING

JUNE 24, 2019.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Grapevine viruses pose a severe threat to the sustainability of California viticulture.  Unfortunately, there is little faith in virus prevention at any level.  Growers are losing contract dollars as wineries reject grape...
WHY ON-FARM RESEARCH MATTERS

WHY ON-FARM RESEARCH MATTERS

JUNE 17, 2019.  BY SARE. SARE = Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education. SARE’s vision is an enduring American agriculture of the highest quality. This agriculture is profitable, protects the nation’s land and water and is a force for a rewarding...
VINE GROWTH CAPACITY AND HORIZONTALLY DIVIDED VINES

VINE GROWTH CAPACITY AND HORIZONTALLY DIVIDED VINES

JUNE 3, 2019.  BY STAN GRANT. The climate of most of California is well suited to grape growing, with consistent warm, dry weather and ample sunlight hours during most of the growing season.  In addition, many California soils have the capacity to capture, store, and...
THE VINEYARD ADVISOR MOBILE APPLICATION

THE VINEYARD ADVISOR MOBILE APPLICATION

MAY 20, 2019.  BY ED HELLMAN, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY. A powerful new mobile application for vineyard managers has been released for free download for iPhone and Android mobile phones.  The Vineyard Advisor provides recommendations for managing some 350 problems...