2024 XERCES MONARCH & POLLINATOR KITS AVAILABLE

2024 XERCES MONARCH & POLLINATOR KITS AVAILABLE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2024.  BY XERCES SOCIETY. Many pollinating insects are declining in California, including bees and butterflies. The population of Western monarch butterflies has declined 95% since the 1980s, due to a variety of reasons, including habitat loss and...
VINEYARD REMOVALS: LODI GROWER CONSIDERATIONS

VINEYARD REMOVALS: LODI GROWER CONSIDERATIONS

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2024.  BY STUART SPENCER, LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. At the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s State of the Industry presentation on January 24, Jeff Bitter with Allied Grape Growers recommended that California needs to remove a minimum of 50,000...
WINTER: A CRUCIAL TIME FOR VINEYARDS

WINTER: A CRUCIAL TIME FOR VINEYARDS

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2024.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. Featured Image: Meticulous winter pruning of the long, twisting arms of head-trained, own-rooted Zinfandel first planted during the 1920s in Lodi’s Clements Hills appellation. Winter is coming Winter, you can say, is...
THE FUTURE OF LODI WINEGROWING

THE FUTURE OF LODI WINEGROWING

MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2024.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. Featured Image: Drone-captured message sent to Airborne Visible/InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer, written among grapevines by Lodi growers who collaborated on pathogen-spotting research conducted in collaboration with...
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 10TH ANNUAL CA GREEN MEDAL AWARDS

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 10TH ANNUAL CA GREEN MEDAL AWARDS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2023.  BY WINE INSTITUTE. SAN FRANCISCO — California vineyards and wineries are encouraged to apply for the prestigious 2024 California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. Applications are now being accepted at greenmedal.org...
HARVEST 2023 – THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

HARVEST 2023 – THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2023.  BY STUART SPENCER, LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. “Indecisions, frustrations, disappointments, and surprises best describe the grape situation.” Those were the thoughts of Jim Kissler, San Joaquin County Viticulture Farm Advisor following the...
BARN OWL BOX MAINTENANCE

BARN OWL BOX MAINTENANCE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2023.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. It is now time to clean out your barn owl nesting boxes, which depending on where you live are usually empty from the end of October to early December. Unfortunately, owls do not clean out their own nests,...