Texas Field Reports: Vineyards Resilient Despite Tough Season Jul 29, 2020

🕔Jul 29, 2020
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture specialists reported early fruiting and overall good wine grape conditions at vineyards across most of the state. But Texas’ top wine grape region expects to […]

Texas Field Reports: Grape Expectations Ripe for 2018 Apr 24, 2018

🕔Apr 24, 2018
According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts, vineyard owners and wineries in Texas have reason to be in good spirits this spring — in spite of some challenges in […]

Dicamba: Pesticide Agencies Overwhelmed; EPA Promises Action for 2018 Season – DTN Sep 21, 2017

🕔Sep 21, 2017
State pesticide regulators and departments of agriculture are struggling to manage the workload of hundreds of 2017 dicamba injury investigations as well as looming decisions on how to restrict and […]

Texas Vineyards: Control Discovered for Cotton Root Rot Nov 9, 2015

🕔Nov 9, 2015
A product that helped stop a 100-year-old battle with a cotton disease in Texas has been proven effective in stopping the same fungus from devastating vineyards, according to a Texas […]

California Vineyards: Soil Microbes Shape Grapes’ Microbial Community Mar 24, 2015

🕔Mar 24, 2015
In the first study of an entire wine grapevine’s microbiome, researchers have found that the microbes associated with the grapes, leaves and flowers are largely derived from the soil microbes […]

California: Argentine Ants Can Be Controlled with Hydrogel Bait Feb 20, 2015

🕔Feb 20, 2015
Water-storing crystals known as hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants, quickly decimating a colony, a Purdue University study finds. Pesticide sprays and baits are common tactics […]

California: Preemergence Herbicide Concepts for Orchard Crops Nov 25, 2014

🕔Nov 25, 2014
Integrated weed management programs that include preemergence herbicides make a lot of sense for orchard and vineyard cropping systems.

California: Alion Label Changes for Orchard, Vineyard Crops Nov 24, 2014

🕔Nov 24, 2014
Growers and PCAs will want to be aware of this as you’re planning your dormant-season herbicide programs now that many areas of the state are getting some rain.

Farming on the Mother Road: Farmers Becoming Sparse in California — DTN Sep 12, 2014

🕔Sep 12, 2014
The vineyards, peaches and orange groves are gone from San Bernardino, Upland, Duarte and Pasadena, replaced by homes and concrete. The citrus associations dissolved a long time ago. “There were […]

Keith Good: Major Changes for Farmers, Bankers Coming in 2015 Feb 20, 2014

🕔Feb 20, 2014
Farm Bill Issues Reuters writer Christine Stebbins reported yesterday that, “U.S. farmers and bankers have almost a year to get ready for major changes in 2015 as crop insurance rather than direct cash payments to producers becomes the […]

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