THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR WEED SCIENCE

THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR WEED SCIENCE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2020.  BY LARRY WHITTED, INDEPENDENT PCA. Several years ago, for my birthday, my oldest daughter gave me a copy of a book by A.J. Jacobs entitled The Know-It-All. While I couldn’t understand the reasoning behind that particular gift, my friends...
RISK MANAGEMENT FOR VINEYARD BUSINESSES

RISK MANAGEMENT FOR VINEYARD BUSINESSES

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Although we always hope for the best, the future of any vineyard business is uncertain. Possibly, some future events and outcomes could be detrimental to a vineyard’s profitability or create income...
WHY LODI? THE ANSWER FROM THE BRITISH EYE

WHY LODI? THE ANSWER FROM THE BRITISH EYE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020.  BY ROB MACCULLOCH MW, GDIP ENOLOGY & VITICULTURE. In 2012, I traveled to the USA for a three-week-long research project. In Lodi. Why Lodi? Because of the acreage of old vine Zinfandel. Sure, old vines were central to the project, but so...
HISTORIC VINEYARD SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

HISTORIC VINEYARD SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

NOVEMBER 2, 2020.  BY HISTORIC VINEYARD SOCIETY.   Dear friends, Since Historic Vineyard Society (HVS) launched almost ten years ago, we have been driven by our commitment to preserving California’s historic vineyards. Many of these vines have been around...
LODI WINE MASTERCLASS

LODI WINE MASTERCLASS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. The Lodi Winegrape Commission is pleased to announce its 2020 partnership with SommFoundation, one of the industry’s most progressive nonprofit organizations dedicated to the enrichment of wine and spirits...
ONLINE AIR BLAST SPRAYER CALIBRATION COURSE NOW AVAILABLE

ONLINE AIR BLAST SPRAYER CALIBRATION COURSE NOW AVAILABLE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020.  BY LYNN WUNDERLICH, FARM ADVISOR. UC Cooperative Extension, UC IPM, and the Spray Application Pest Management Alliance Team, with support from California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Pest Management Alliance grants program,...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...