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Improving Yield and Fruit Quality with Precision Management Tools

Improving Yield and Fruit Quality with Precision Management Tools

By: Becky Garrison At the United Wine Symposium Virtual Conference and Trade Show held online from January 26-29, 2021, Dr. Nick Dokoozlian, Vice President of Winegrowing Research at E&J Gallo Winery, Bob Thomas, Mesa Vineyard Management, and Dr. Lav Khot, Asso-ciate Professor of Precision Agriculture at Washington State University, offered ...
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Tow-Behind Equipment for the Vineyard

Tow-Behind Equipment for the Vineyard

By: Alyssa L. Ochs From sprayers to mulchers, mowers and cultivators, many pieces of large equipment are used in the modern vineyard. Most vineyard owners are already familiar with the types of machinery that work well for grape growing purposes. However, recent innovations have apparatuses that are towed behind powered ...
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Vineyard Diseases & Fungi:

Vineyard Diseases & Fungi:

Planning for the Season and Effective Control Strategies By: Alyssa L. Ochs No vineyard is immune to diseases and fungi, and the effects can be devastating if these organisms aren’t controlled proactively and on an as-needed basis. Fortunately, there are many different ways that vineyards can protect themselves against these ...
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Membrane Filter Integrity Testing

Membrane Filter Integrity Testing

Typically an Absolute Membrane Filter By: Thomas J. Payette, Winemaking Consultant The previous article in The Grapevine Magazine addressed steaming the bottling line. Following steaming, the winemaker will want to perform a check to determine whether or not the process has been successful and that the filter has not been ...
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Don’t Get Caught Off Guard During Wildfire Season

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard During Wildfire Season

By: Michael Harding, Senior Risk Solution Specialist, Markel Specialty Weather conditions and natural disasters occasionally take a toll on vineyards and other agricultural production systems. Due to climate change and recurring droughts, some of which are severe, the frequency and severity of wildfires is expected to increase. These risks highlight ...
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What To Do After a Virtual Trade Show

What To Do After a Virtual Trade Show

By: Susan DeMatei and Nathan Chambers Chances are you’ve attended a virtual conference by now. Perhaps it was your first, or maybe you’re a seasoned pro. In either case, thanks to the ongoing pandemic and the reoccurring “Stay at Home” directives, virtual events are likely going to be here for ...
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Wine Labels:

Wine Labels:

Catch the Eye and Excite the Palate By: Cheryl Gray In many ways, a label is the signature finish to any bottle of wine. Just like wine, creating wine labels requires a devotion to the craft. Whether pre-printed, embossed or etched, winery labels involve much more than a name and ...
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Dawn’s Dream Winery:

Dawn’s Dream Winery:

Making Dreams Come True for Others By: Nan McCreary For as long as she can remember, winery owner Dawn Galante has had a passion for lending a hand to non-profit organizations, especially those dedicated to helping women and children. So when she opened her boutique winery in Carmel, California, it ...
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Tank Choices Enhance Wine While Protecting Business and Livelihood

Tank Choices Enhance Wine While Protecting Business and Livelihood

By: Gerald Dlubala Considering the amount of time wine spends in a tank, whether for storage or fermentation, the type of tank chosen for a winery can play a crucial role in their overall story, branding and image. Whether choosing wood, concrete, clay, stainless steel or something else, each offers ...
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The Okanagan Valley:

The Okanagan Valley:

Where Business Meets Pleasure Agribusiness and technology are key drivers of Canada’s economy, often overlapping while each injecting robust earnings to the national GDP. Agribusiness generates over $112 billion annually – or 5.8 percent of total GDP – and regularly attracts local and global events related to agricultural production, innovation, ...
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