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European Grapevine Moths Found

It was disheartening to learn this morning of the confirmation of positive trapping for the European Grapevine Moth in Suisun Valley. Traps on Gordon Valley Road and Morrison Lane returned positive for male EGVM as well as another found in upper Green Valley. This invasive pest was first detected in Oakville in the Napa Valley last summer prior to harvest. The impacted vineyard lost...

PD/GWSS – vote your ballot

First some apologies for long delay in posts here, we have been busy building content into a Facebook Fan Page for Suisun Valley and gaining Fans. Success there is now getting back to the SVVGA Blog. First order of business for grape growers throughout California is to vote the referendum ballots. Reports from CDFA, conducting this election for the continuation of the PD/GWSS...

European Grapevine Moth

While this blog is oriented to the delights of Suisun Valley, some times it must take a serious bent to cover threatening issues. The European Grapevine Moth represents one of those times. Found in Napa’s Oakville District last harvest for the first time in the United States, this invasive pest is a real threat to grape growing and wine. The vineyard owner of the first identified...

East Coast trade show this week

SVVGA is heading to King of Prussia, PA this week for the Wineries Unlimited trade show. This is the largest trade show east of the Rockies for wineries, growers and related industry. It is also a trade show that, now, has enourmous impacts on demand for Suisun Valley grapes, juice and bulk wine. This is the 4th consecutive year of participation and very solid market position has been...

PD/GWSS Referendum in March

The official grower referendum on continuation of the Pierces Disease/Glassy Wing Sharp Shooter assessments comes at the end of March, 2010. This is a serious piece of business growers need to spend some time with and act by casting your ballots. For those of us growing in Suisun Valley the outbreak and infestation of GWSS in Vacaville several years back was a very sobering...

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