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Wild Weather Has Northwest Growers on Toes
 
07.02.2015
 
Hot, dry conditions conducive to lightning and fires near wine grape vineyards
 
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The number of growing degree-days is significantly higher than normal for this time of year, according to calculations from Washington State University.
Prosser, Wash.—Just six months ago, growers in Washington state were discussing vintage variation with respect to cool years. Today, with wildfires ripping through tinder-dry swaths of Eastern Washington and growing degree-days outpacing the long-term average, growers are wondering how grapes will fare post-véraison.
 
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Pull Red Blotch Vines, Get Paid
 
07.01.2015
 
Federal disaster program pays growers to remove infected grapevines
 
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A program funded by the 2014 Farm Bill can provide assistance to grapegrowers affected by red blotch virus.

Dixon, Calif.—California grapegrowers whose vineyards are affected by the Grapevine Red Blotch-associated Virus may be eligible for financial aid to replace infected vines under a relatively new program attached to the 2014 Farm Bill. The aim is to ameliorate the effects and limit the spread of the still-mysterious red blotch virus in many of the state’s major grape-producing counties.

 
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