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Vineyard Automation Will Help Growers Survive Ongoing Labor Shortages

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Artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced sensor technology will reinvent vineyard management … eventually. By Jeff Siegel Grape growing is a traditional business, parts of which haven’t...

Expert Editorial: Mobilize a Well-Trained Vineyard Crew for Pest Scouting and...

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Your greatest detection tool may already be in your vineyard. By Thomas Grandperrin    Field scouting is a fundamental component of a successful integrated pest management (IPM)...

Vintners Recruit Lacewings to Destroy Vineyard Pests

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Lacewings, also known as aphid lions for their predatory nature in the vineyard, have become a key ally for growers across the world. By Kathleen...

Op Ed: Criticism of Organic or Sustainable Winegrowing Programs Adds to...

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Are regional sustainable winegrowing certification programs a boon for the industry? By Randy Caparoso For the longest time, a certified USDA organic seal on a food...

Michigan Wine Month: Showcasing Growth and Progress in America’s Mitten

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By Paul Vigna Matt Killman is a winemaker at Cool Climate Consulting in Petoskey, Mich., located in the Tip of the Mitt American Viticultural Area...

Navigating the Sustainability Landscape: Which Certifications Matter?

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As the labyrinth of wine industry certifications continues to expand, consumers often find themselves without a compass. By Deborah Parker Wong   Nearly half of American adult...

Enoforum USA: Bringing International Research and Innovation Stateside

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By Alexandra Russell In 2019, George Christie, president of Wine Industry Network, was approached about bringing Enoforum, Europe’s largest technical-specific wine conference, to the United...

Winegrowers Are Recruiting Birds to Their Vineyards

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A symbiotic relationship between birds and grape growers is emerging, and its implications are vast. By Kathleen Willcox  Since 1970, bird populations in North America alone...

Garden State Wine Growers Welcomes Devon Perry as Executive Director

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She’s a marketing and hospitality industry professional who knows the landscape and understands the challenges ahead. By Paul Vigna For six years, Tom Cosentino shepherded the...

Using Yeast to Combat Climate Change and Improve Flavor

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Yeast is to winemaking what faith is to religion. Without that one essential element, the rest collapses. Today, tech innovations are letting vintners use...

Growing Forward: Session 1 Addresses Powdery Mildew and Soil Moisture Monitoring

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On March 31, Wine Industry Network welcomed attendees to its first Growing Forward seminar of 2022. Unlike last year’s debut of the topic, this...

Hot Grapes for a Hot (Cold, Hailing, Rainy) World

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The climate is changing, and overall is trending warmer. That trend is “unequivocally” tied to human activity, and is “proceeding at a rate that is...

Hudson Valley Wine Project Aims to Help Whole US Wine Industry

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We’ve all seen the headlines and read the stark reports: climate change, and the unexpected frosts, hailstorms, droughts, floods, and fires that come along...

Growing Success of Grüner in U.S. East Coast Wine Regions

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Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s signature white grape, accounts for one third of the country’s vines. It thrives elsewhere around the world: the Czech Republic, Hungary—and...

Fire & Ice: Can Pruning Practices Mitigate Effects of Climate Change?

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As scientists and legislators search for large-scale solutions to extreme weather patterns, wine-growers are look for short-term fixes that they hope will help increase...
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