IDENTIFICATION OF ANTS IN LODI VINEYARDS

IDENTIFICATION OF ANTS IN LODI VINEYARDS

JUNE 1, 2020.  BY KRIS TOLLERUP, PhD. INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT WHICH ANT SPECIES YOU HAVE IN YOUR VINEYARD?  DR. TOLLERUP HAS GENEROUSLY VOLUNTEERED TO HELP LODI GROWERS IDENTIFY THEIR VINEYARD ANTS! In California there are approximately 300 described ant species and...
PD/GWSS REFERENDUM – VOTE BY JUNE 8TH

PD/GWSS REFERENDUM – VOTE BY JUNE 8TH

MAY 21, 2020.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. The Lodi Winegrape Commission and our Lodi Grapevine Virus Research Focus Group recently received funding from the PD/GWSS Board for a virus outreach project called “Grapevine Virus Management in Lodi: A Collaborative...
THE IMPENDING IMPACT OF CALSAVERS.

THE IMPENDING IMPACT OF CALSAVERS.

MAY 18, 2020.  BY AMY WOLFE, AGSAFE. For many years, both the state legislature and California’s governor have expressed concern over the long-term future of our workforce. Across industries, many employees do not have access to company-sponsored retirement programs....
POST BLOOM VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

POST BLOOM VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

MAY 11, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. The post bloom period begins as the fruit sets and it ends as the berries begin to change color (Figure 1).  During this time, vine growth and development lay the foundation for ripening and grape quality.  Concomitantly,...
LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION UPDATES

LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION UPDATES

MAY 4, 2020.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. I hope you and your family and friends are all staying safe and healthy. Like yourselves, the Lodi Winegrape Commission is deemed an essential service and we have continued to operate during current shelter-in-place orders....
EVALUATION OF ANT BAIT COMBINED WITH POWDERED SUGAR.

EVALUATION OF ANT BAIT COMBINED WITH POWDERED SUGAR.

APRIL 27, 2020.  BY KRIS TOLLERUP, PhD. Mark Shimozaki (Independent Pest Control Adviser, Lodi CA), Leigh Ann Harrison (BASF Corporation, Technical Service Rep, Northern Central Valley), Meggie Gilbert (BASF Corporation, Value Chain Specialist, Agricultural...