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...
SHAULIS SYMPOSIUM AT ASEV-ES FOCUSES ON DIGITAL VITICULTURE

SHAULIS SYMPOSIUM AT ASEV-ES FOCUSES ON DIGITAL VITICULTURE

MAY 13, 2019.  BY AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENOLOGY AND VITICULTURE (ASEV). Geneva, NY.  A special vineyard tour and symposium entitled “Digital Viticulture: New Tools for Precision Management” will be featured as part of the annual American Society for Viticulture and...
VERTICAL SHOOT POSITIONED TRELLIS SYSTEMS IN WARM REGIONS

VERTICAL SHOOT POSITIONED TRELLIS SYSTEMS IN WARM REGIONS

MAY 6, 2019.  BY STAN GRANT. Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) trellis systems involve single rows of tall, thin panels of grapevine shoots positioned upwards above unilateral cordons, bilateral cordons, or canes (Fig. 1).  Shoot positioning involves pairs of movable...
2019 LODI ZINFEST

2019 LODI ZINFEST

APRIL 29, 2019.  LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSON. Celebrating 15 Years of Wine, Food & Fun at Lodi Lake Savor the best of Lodi at the 15th annual ZinFest Wine Festival, May 17-19, 2019, organized by the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Celebrate the 15th annual ZinFest Wine...
2018 GRAPE CRUSH REPORT

2018 GRAPE CRUSH REPORT

April 15, 2019. BY STUART SPENCER. The 2018 Grape Crush Report was released last week, nearly two months later than normal due to the federal government shut down.  The Lodi region (Crush District 11) saw a record harvest with 850,686 tons crushed, and an approximate...
USDA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CONSERVATION PRACTICE STANDARDS

USDA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CONSERVATION PRACTICE STANDARDS

APRIL 8, 2019.  BY USDA NRCS. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking public input on its existing national conservation practice standards as part of implementing the 2018 Farm Bill.  NRCS offers 150-plus conservation practices to America’s...
LODI VINEYARD & WINERY ECONOMICS SURVEY

LODI VINEYARD & WINERY ECONOMICS SURVEY

APRIL 1, 2019.  BY WINE BUSINESS MONTHLY. Dear Wine Industry Member, The Wine Business Events/Industry Symposium Group will be presenting the Fourth Annual Lodi Vineyard and Wine Economics Symposium on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at the Wine and Roses Hotel in Lodi. ...
LODI MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH MEETING on April 4th!

LODI MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH MEETING on April 4th!

MARCH 25, 2019.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Please join your fellow Lodi growers, PCAs, and others on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 for the MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH MEETING!  Be sure to RSVP (details below) as lunch is provided.  Everyone is welcome. Grapevine...
OPTIMIZING HEAD TRAINED VINEYARDS

OPTIMIZING HEAD TRAINED VINEYARDS

MARCH 18, 2019.  BY STAN GRANT. Grapevines were first head trained during ancient Roman times and while there are now several alternative vine forms that are more productive and efficient, the head form persists to some extent in modern viticulture.  The reasons for...
CALL FOR GUEST BLOG POSTS!

CALL FOR GUEST BLOG POSTS!

MARCH 4, 2019. BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Did you ever wonder how you could volunteer to write a BLOG POST for lodigrowers.com and reach a wide audience in over 30 countries?!  I bet you did! Here at the Lodi Winegrape Commission, we are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for our...
GUIDANCE ON PRODUCE SAFETY RULE LETTER

GUIDANCE ON PRODUCE SAFETY RULE LETTER

FEBRUARY 25, 2019.  BY CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF WINEGRAPE GROWERS. Clarification and Guidance Regarding Produce Safety Rule Letter and Questionnaire Sent to Winegrape Growers.  Many California winegrape growers received a letter and questionnaire from the California...