Viticulture

Grapes (Copyright ARS Scott Bauer).Sustainable, natural and organic practices can improve the economic, environmental and social rewards of grape growing. Find information from the leaders in sustainable grape culture and general grape production and marketing information from universities in the top grape producing regions of the United States.

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

A compilation of marketing and business information for a variety of fruit crops including apples, apricots, avocado, berries, citrus, grapes, olives, peaches, pears, plums, pomegranates and wine.

Cornell University. Department of Horticulture.

Find information about cultural practices, grape varieties, integrated pest management, wine production, vineyard business management and marketing, the wine and grape industry, and University experts for New York - the third most grape producing state.

Cooperative of Oregon State, University of Idaho, Washington State University, and USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

For grapes and all types of berries, provides growing guides, fact sheets, and information on commercial production.

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Production and marketing information for tree, bramble, vine and other fruits is available under the Fruits section. The publication Grapes: Organic Production is of special interest to winegrowers.

Low Input Viticulture & Enology, Inc. (LIVE)

A non-profit that provides education and independent 3rd-party certification for vineyards and wineries using international standards of sustainable viticulture and enology practices in wine-grape and wine production.

Cornell University; New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee. Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Program; New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

An online guide that includes a workbook, self-assessment and newsletters for wine growers.

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Searches for books or articles in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) on culturing grapes with sustainable practices including organic production.

Napa Sustainable Winegrowing Group.

A membership organization that promotes sustainable grape growing practices through publications and workshops. Information is available in both English and Spanish.

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