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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 NASA's...

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GRAPEVINE CANOPY MANAGEMENT REVISITED PART 2

GRAPEVINE CANOPY MANAGEMENT REVISITED PART 2

MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2024.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Continued from GRAPEVINE CANOPY MANAGEMENT REVISITED PART 1 Direct Canopy Management - Configuration Direct canopy management is canopy management by intervention. It takes two forms. The first, which is...

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GRAPEVINE CANOPY MANAGEMENT REVISITED PART 1

GRAPEVINE CANOPY MANAGEMENT REVISITED PART 1

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2023.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. There was a time when grape growers gave little thought to grapevine foliage beyond keeping it out of the way of machinery and controlling pests and diseases. Accordingly, hedging the apical ends of shoots and...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Jun
19
LODI WINE: TECHNICAL TASTING
Lodi Wine Visitor Center
5:30 pm
Jun
21
LODI WINE: MEET THE MAKER
Lodi Wine Visitor Center
3:00 pm
Jun
25
LWC BOARD MEETING
Barrel Room – Lodi Grape Festival
12:00 pm
Jul
2
CD11 LODI IPM NETWORK BREAKFAST MEETING
Burgundy Hall – Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
8:00 am

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