A ROCKET SCIENTIST SAVED MY FARM.

A ROCKET SCIENTIST SAVED MY FARM.

NOVEMBER 11, 2019.  BY BRENDON ROCKEY, HIGH COUNTRY NEWS. If I tell you details about how a rocket scientist saved my farm, it would probably just distract you, even though it’s true. Equally true is the fact that almost all farms can be saved and are worth saving,...
LEAFROLL VIRUS TAILGATE TALK RECAP

LEAFROLL VIRUS TAILGATE TALK RECAP

NOVEMBER 4, 2019.  BY STEPHANIE BOLTON, PHD, LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Grapevine viruses pose a severe threat to the sustainability of California viticulture.  Growers are losing contract dollars as wineries reject grape loads due to virus-induced ripening problems. ...
EXPANDED CAL/OSHA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEW YEAR.

EXPANDED CAL/OSHA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEW YEAR.

OCTOBER 28, 2019.  BY AMY WOLFE, AGSAFE. This year’s legislative session ended as most due, amongst a flurry of activity and last-minute wrangling to ensure bills reached the governor’s desk.  In the pile, since signed by Governor Newsom, were Assembly Bills (AB) 1804...
TEN MORE GRAPES TO KNOW.

TEN MORE GRAPES TO KNOW.

OCTOBER 21, 2019.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. One of the joys of the annual wine harvest is being able to get up close and personal with a good variety of grapes, bursting with ripened flavors on the vine. Since there are over 100 wine grapes grown in Lodi alone, this time of...
POST HARVEST VINEYARD MANAGEMENT.

POST HARVEST VINEYARD MANAGEMENT.

OCTOBER 15, 2019.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. All season long, the focus of those of us involved in the winegrape business has been producing an economically viable crop that meets or exceeds winery expectations. Naturally, we feel greatly relieved after the winery...