In the Coquimbo Region, a project is underway to study the impact of the use of site-variety specific shading nets on the water needs of table grapes. The project, promoted by the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA), is being carried out in the Elqui Valley by the Institute for Agrarian Research (INIA Intihuasi), specifically in the towns of Vicuña, Diaguitas and Paihuano.
High-tech weather stations are being installed on four table grape properties across Western Australia's Swan Valley, South West and Gascoyne, as part of a new project to evaluate the accuracy of commercial disease risk prediction tools. There has been a proliferation of decision support applications in recent years to improve fungicide use efficiencies by refining the timing of treatments to optimise effectiveness and reduce control costs.
Sonoma County wine grape growers are expecting to lose at least $152 million from this year’s harvest as a result of fruit damaged by wildfire smoke, a local trade group for the sector said Tuesday. A survey by Sonoma County Winegrowers estimated up to 30% of the 2020 crop was left unpicked on the vines because of smoke, which can seep into the grape skins and make wine taste like a wet ashtray.
The federal multi-peril crop insurance program, or MPCI, is the primary method wine grape growers can insure their crops for yield losses. It is based on a grower’s actual past production history, or APH. It’s designed to help a grower should they suffer crop yield losses due to damage from natural causes such as wildlife, disease, untimely rains, hail, frost, flood or wildfire.
The annual grape harvest season, which usually starts with the first varieties in August and can last as long as December, is well underway in all of Hungary’s traditional wine regions. According to the National Wine Communities Association, due to the spring frost period, certain varieties suffered losses up to 15-20%, however, the harvested grapes are generally healthy and are of high quality.
"The drupaceous fruit campaign in the areas of central Sicily is not encouraging," said Dario Brucculeri, an agricultural entrepreneur from Castrofilippo (AG), who also added: “While the peaches, due to the weather conditions, suffered from fruit set problems, there are no better results for the cherries, either in terms of production quality, or in terms of trade. At least not for our company."
Australia’s 2019/20 bushfire season has gone down in history as one of its worst. Fires, which started in June 2019, have since burned an area of around 18.6 million hectares and claimed the lives of 34 people. Fires were burning in all six states, however, the damage was concentrated in areas within South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales.
Both the grape and pomegranate seasons in India are coming to an end. After the unpredictable weather during the monsoon season, some issues with yield and quality came up. For Indian fruit exporter Iridica Agro and Sons Enterprises, the busy times of the grape and pomegranate seasons are almost over.
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