Forecast Calls for Dormex

Cindy ZimmermanFruit, Grapes

The strongest El Nino on record is causing serious rainfall across the country and growers are more concerned than ever about proper application timing to get the best results from their plant growth regulator (PGR) and Dormex® can help. Dormex® growth regulator is a chemical “dormancy breaking” agent and has proven to be rainfast within as little as 4 hours. … Read More

CNH Wins Gold Medal for Grape Harvesting

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Award, Grapes, Harvesting, New Holland

The winner of the prestigious SITEVI Innovation Award has been announced.  New Holland’s self-propelled grape harvester has received this recognition with a gold medal for the Blue Cab 4 and honorable mention for PLMTM Connect telematics system. The Blue Cab 4 is an innovative cab concept designed around the safety and well-being of the operator. It features the industry’s most … Read More

UF Breeds Wine Grapes with Precision

Kelly MarshallGenetics, Grapes, Plant Science, Research, University

A University of Florida researcher, Dennis Gray, is using what he terms “precision breeding” to develop disease-resistant grapes.  Powdery mildew and black rot are torment of grape growers, but Gray has successfully bred three varieties that resist these diseases.  Thompson Seedless, Seyval Blanc and Syrah are three out of only 35 varieties of grapes that are grown on 66 percent … Read More