LODI GRAPE HARVEST SAFETY SEMINAR

LODI GRAPE HARVEST SAFETY SEMINAR

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. All are welcome to sign up and join the Lodi District Grape Growers Association and the Lodi Winegrape Commission for our annual Lodi Grape Harvest Safety Seminar on July 19, 2022. Seminars are offered in both...
WHAT THE NATION’S SOMMELIERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LODI IN 2022

WHAT THE NATION’S SOMMELIERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LODI IN 2022

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2022.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. Featured Image: Visiting veteran restaurant wine professionals Bree Serpenti and Diego Rech marveling at ancient vine Zinfandel in Marian’s Vineyard (planted in 1901). What do seasoned restaurant wine professionals...
WHAT I LEARNED FROM COVID-19

WHAT I LEARNED FROM COVID-19

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2022.  BY LARRY WHITTED, PCA, CCA. COVID-19 taught me an important lesson about grapevine powdery mildew. I should have already learned this lesson from watching meteorologists predicting the path of hurricanes, but I didn’t. Here is the lesson: “All...
SOIL MAPPING FOR FINE-TUNED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

SOIL MAPPING FOR FINE-TUNED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022.  BY MATT COMREY, TECHNICAL NUTRITION AGRONOMIST, WILBUR-ELLIS AGRIBUSINESS. This year will likely prove as challenging a year as any in the recent past due to supply chain disruptions, commodity pricing, and drought here in the Central Valley....
DPR ACCEPTING IPM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS

DPR ACCEPTING IPM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS

MAY 23, 2022.  BY CALIFORNIA DPR. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is accepting nominations for the annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Achievement Awards through June 30, 2022! The IPM Achievement Awards recognize people and organizations...
PARTS OF THE GRAPE VINE: FLOWERS & FRUIT

PARTS OF THE GRAPE VINE: FLOWERS & FRUIT

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2022.  BY ED HELLMAN, TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION.  REVIEWED BY TIM MARTINSON, CORNELL UNIVERSITY & PATTY SKINKIS, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY. Flowers and Fruit A fruitful shoot will usually produce one to three flower clusters (inflorescences) depending...

MINI GUSS DEMO | 4.27.22

On April 27, 2022, the Lodi winegrowing community gathered to watch a demonstration of the mini GUSS (gussag.com/mini-guss/), a California-made 4WD autonomous air blast sprayer designed for vineyards by GUSS Automation in Kingsburg,CA. A combination of GPS, LiDAR,...
8th ANNUAL CA GREEN MEDAL AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

8th ANNUAL CA GREEN MEDAL AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022.  BY WINE INSTITUTE. SAN FRANCISCO — The eighth annual California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Award winners were announced during Down to Earth Month, a celebration of California’s sustainable viticulture and winemaking....
SPOTLIGHT ON FROST DAMAGE IN GRAPES

SPOTLIGHT ON FROST DAMAGE IN GRAPES

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022.  BY MATT COMREY, TECHNICAL NUTRITION AGRONOMIST, WILBUR-ELLIS. I’ve recently had the opportunity to tour various vineyards in the Lodi/Galt area that experienced extreme frost damage from the most recent frost event on April 12, 2022. The...
APRIL 12, 2022 FROST EVENT

APRIL 12, 2022 FROST EVENT

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2022.  BY STEPHANIE BOLTON, STAN GRANT, and MATT WANINK. Featured image showing frost damage on young shoots in the Lodi AVA (Peltier Rd & Davis Rd), courtesy of Lodi Winegrape Commission Board Member Bruce Fry of Mohr-Fry Ranches. Since March 1,...
MISSION – THE HISTORIC VARIETAL THAT REFUSES TO DIE

MISSION – THE HISTORIC VARIETAL THAT REFUSES TO DIE

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2022.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. Featured Image: Lodi’s Somers Vineyard — old vine Mission planted right alongside the winding Mokelumne River. One of the most interesting things to happen in the Lodi appellation just over the past three, four years...
UCCE NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY VITICULTURE ADVISOR

UCCE NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY VITICULTURE ADVISOR

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022. BY STEPHANIE BOLTON, PhD, LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors play a significant role in agriculture, connecting the entire industry with the latest science coming out of the university...