“30 YEARS OF ROOTSTOCK RESEARCH: LIBERTY VINEYARD” EVENT

“30 YEARS OF ROOTSTOCK RESEARCH: LIBERTY VINEYARD” EVENT

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2022.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Please join the Lodi Winegrape Commission on Thursday, December 1st at Burgundy Hall to celebrate 30 Years of Rootstock Research at Liberty Vineyard! The meeting is co-hosted by the Lodi Winegrape Commission...
WINEGRAPE VARIETY FOCUS: PETITE SIRAH (DURIF)

WINEGRAPE VARIETY FOCUS: PETITE SIRAH (DURIF)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2022.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Although Petite Sirah is firmly associated with California, its homeland is southeast France. There the variety is known as Durif after Dr. Francois Durif, the French nurseryman who first discovered and...
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 9TH ANNUAL CA GREEN MEDAL AWARDS

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 9TH ANNUAL CA GREEN MEDAL AWARDS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022.  BY WINE INSTITUTE. SAN FRANCISCO — California vineyards and wineries are encouraged to apply for the 2023 California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards, with applications now being accepted at greenmedal.org. Vineyards...
NGRA’S INAUGURAL FELLOW: ABBY HAMMERMEISTER

NGRA’S INAUGURAL FELLOW: ABBY HAMMERMEISTER

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022.  BY DONNELL BROWN, NGRA PRESIDENT. Abby Hammermeister of UC Davis Wins Three-Year Award with Research Focusing on Understanding Grapevine Stress Response to Heat and Drought In Spring 2022, the National Grape Research Alliance (NGRA)...
CANOPY MANAGEMENT & IPM | 11.1.2022

CANOPY MANAGEMENT & IPM | 11.1.2022

Canopy management plays a crucial role in not only winegrape quality but also in pest and disease management. Dr. Justin Tanner (UC), our future Northern San Joaquin Viticulture Farm Advisor, shared the results of a recent canopy architecture project. Will please add...
DEEP TILLAGE FOR PREPARING & MAINTAINING VINEYARD ROOT ZONES

DEEP TILLAGE FOR PREPARING & MAINTAINING VINEYARD ROOT ZONES

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2022.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Topsoil tillage is a concept familiar to grape growers. It is so familiar, in fact, that most growers intuitively know the best implement and the best timing to incorporate weeds or cover crop residues into the...
LODI’S VITICULTURE RESEARCH VISION EXPANDS

LODI’S VITICULTURE RESEARCH VISION EXPANDS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022.  BY STEPHANIE BOLTON, PhD, LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION.   HISTORY Typically, research by a trade association like the Lodi Winegrape Commission is done by allocating funds towards projects deemed as priority needs. Requests for proposals...
2022 SUSTAINABLE AG EXPO

2022 SUSTAINABLE AG EXPO

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022.  BY THE VINEYARD TEAM. It’s hard to believe that this is the 18th year of the Sustainable Ag Expo! What started as a one-day educational event has evolved to a full three-day conference with top notch experts and a full service trade show....
SOIL COMPACTION: A STEALTHY THIEF

SOIL COMPACTION: A STEALTHY THIEF

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. In vineyards, some problems develop fast, like powdery mildew epidemics and heat stress. These become apparent within days after initiation. Other problems are more insidious, slowly revealing themselves over...
LODI AVA EDUCATIONAL TOOL

LODI AVA EDUCATIONAL TOOL

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2022.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. We recently created a comprehensive overview of the Lodi AVA and are excited to share it with you! This 24-page document includes “quick facts” as well as extensive content dedicated to regional history,...
UCCE N. SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY VITICULTURE FARM ADVISOR UPDATE

UCCE N. SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY VITICULTURE FARM ADVISOR UPDATE

MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 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...
A PICTURE POSTCARD HISTORY OF LODI, PAST & PRESENT

A PICTURE POSTCARD HISTORY OF LODI, PAST & PRESENT

MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2022.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. Featured image:  Early 1900s colorized picture postcard depicting grapes arriving at Stockton’s El Pinal Winery, a winery founded in 1858 that contracted many of Lodi’s growers all the way through the 1930s....