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Growers Vote to Extend PD/GWSS Assessment Through 2026

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The Pierce’s Disease & Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (PD/GWSS) Referendum, conducted this spring, passed with 78 percent approval of California winegrape growers. All winegrape producer entities...

Pierce’s Disease Resistant Vines Now a Reality After Years of Research

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Carrying a heavy economic burden for those areas of the country with infestation of the glassy winged sharpshooter (GWSS), Pierce’s disease is a plant pathogen, transmitted exclusively by sap-feeding insects...

Afternoon Brief, March 3

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More Winegrapes Could Go Unsold, Analysts Believe: With the amount of winegrapes that went unpicked in 2019, the message to grape growers from marketers and vineyard managers is clear: Without a winery contract, grapes could easily not have a buyer this year...

Afternoon Brief, February 18

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Wine vs. Weed in Napa Valley: Napa Valley is famous for its cabernet sauvignon. But with the cannabis industry moving in fast, some of the region's storied vintners are sounding the alarm that California's newest legal crop could damage the flavor - and brand - of their prized wines...

Afternoon Brief, October 17

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Hit by Trade War, California Winemakers See Their Carefully Cultivated Market in China Shrivel: Big tariffs and anti-American sentiment have hit hard, soon after US vineyards developed a following among Chinese consumers...

Afternoon Brief, July 9

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Napa Valley Vintners Becomes First North American Wine Trade Association to Commit to Porto Protocol: Building on a legacy of environmental leadership and their mission to "promote, protect and enhance" the Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) Board of Directors voted during their June 27 meeting to become signatories of the Porto Protocol...

Afternoon Brief, June 20

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: No Simple Solutions for Sonoma’s Glut of Downtown Wine-Tasting Rooms As summer heats up and more tourists come...

Afternoon Brief, January 20

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Sonoma Valley Vintners Alliance Prunes Away from Wine Country Weekend: While it is being billed as an amicable, beneficial parting of the ways, eyebrows raised in the wine industry yesterday when the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance announced at its annual members meeting that the trade organization will no longer co-own and co-operate the wildly successful Wine Country Weekend...

California’s Wine Industry the Big Winner in PD/GWSS Referendum

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Sacramento, Calif., June 18, 2015 – California’s winegrape growers voted overwhelming to continue the assessment on winegrapes to fund research on Pierce’s disease and...

PD/GWSS Referendum Extended to June 10

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The CDFA announced today that it is extending the voting deadline for the PD/GWSS referendum to June 10. This is being done to ensure...

Returned Ballots Presently 15% Short of Threshold for Validation Growers...

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Sacramento, CALIF, April 30, 2015…. Over 1,000 outstanding ballots need to be returned by May 11 in order to validate the vote on continuing...

PD/GWSS Research Symposium Brings Researchers from Around the World Together in...

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Sacramento, Calif. — December 22, 2014 – Nearly 100 people from around the world convened in Sacramento last week for the 13th Pierce’s Disease...