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.

eXtension.

Experts in the field of viticulture cover topics on "everything from basic concepts of viticulture to the latest, ground-breaking research." Provides articles, an Ask-an-Expert feature, webinars, videos and more for professionals, hobbyists, and consumers.

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.

California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

Although this organization mainly supports California winegrowers, they offer general materials including the "Costs and Benefits of Sustainable Winegrowing: Economic Assessment Tools" and educational videos.

Michigan State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Information and research about raising grapes in Michigan including the current growing season and weather, integrated pest management (IPM) and scouting guides, cultural practices, the Michigan grape industry, and training events. Most information on this site will be of interest to growers in similar climates.

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.

The Pennsylvania State University.

Covers topics including grape growing, disease management, marketing, and wine making. Provides factsheets, news, and course announcements.

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