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Winegrape vineyards can be converted for machine pruning without replanting

April 16, 2019
Wine grape growers in the San Joaquin Valley who want to switch from hand pruning to mechanical pruning won't have to replant their vineyards to accommodate machinery, according to a new study published in HortTechnology by University of California Cooperative Extension researchers. Instead, growers can retrain the vines to make the transition, without losing fruit yield or quality.
Professor Sue Ebeler awarded Honorary Research Lecturer for ASEV Andrea Thompson March 08, 2019

Congratulations to  Dr. Susan Ebeler, who has been granted the Honorary Research Lecture this year at the 70th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV)!

ASEV's website explains, "the honorary research lecturer is granted to an individual with a current national or international reputation in his or her field of research who is also actively involved in scientific research."

UC Davis, wine industry cultivate relationship Ahmad Hakim February 19, 2019

Under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, just south of Merced, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collaboration with University of California-Davis Cooperative Extension, Roduner Ranch vineyard manager Guerrero is experimenting with Cabernet Sauvignon vines and other varieties elevated by a single wire at 66 inches – plantings that are 2-3 feet higher than the traditional winegrape canopy.