Oct 28, 2020
AVON LAKE, Ohio — A pint-sized pest with a penchant of destroying the plants it touches is now on the state's doorstep. The spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect first detected in eastern Pennsylvania six years ago, was found in Jefferson County, Ohio earlier this month, the first positive identification of the planthopper. Easily identifiable by its red body, black stripes, and white dots, the insect feeds on fruit-producing plants and it has a particular affinity for grapevines.
Jul 22, 2020
CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Agriculture issued a warning about an insect that could kill wine in Ohio.
The spotted lanternfly can cause significant damage to some plants and has been seen in Pennsylvania.
According to the Department of Agriculture, the insect is fond of grape and fruit trees, hops, blueberry, oak, pine, poplar and walnut.
Adult spotted lanterflies usually eat grapevines, while nymphs eat multiple types of plants.
Apr 21, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Southern Ohio vineyards took a hit last week when frost killed off early emerging buds, and northern Ohio grape growers are bracing for the potential in their area as well.
News Article by CFAES News
By: Alayna DeMartini
April 21, 2020
Jan 16, 2020
It may not rival the Judgment in Paris, but Ohio wines scored a couple of huge upsets and turned heads – again – at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Ferrante Winery and Ristorante: 2017 Grand River Valley Vidal Blanc Ice Wine captured the designation of “Specialty Sweepstake Winner”
Ferrante Winery and Ristorante: 2017 Gewürztraminer captured a “Best in Class” designation
Dec 13, 2019
The grape growing season in the East and upper Midwest during 2019 has been described as “difficult,” although the problems growers faced in the East were somewhat different than those in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The only region reporting excellent quality grapes and good yields is Ohio. Tony DeBevc, owner of Debonne Vineyards in Madison, OH told Wine Business Monthly, “2019 was the best year we ever had. Every variety from Sémillon and Malbec to Concord had quality grapes and a good, solid crop across the board.”
Oct 14, 2019
The expectations, for wine grapes, can be crushing.
A vintage stands or falls on the fruit’s quality. Soil quality, temperature, the health of the plant and summer rainfall — everything has to go just right for a grape to make a fine wine.
When it comes to the last couple of growing seasons, that’s bad news for Ohio and the region in general.
Aug 20, 2019
U.S. cities where you might not have expected to find a nice bottle of local wine.
You won’t need a passport to explore the many cities that are redefining the boundaries of wine country. Chances are, you’re only a hop, skip and cork pop away from one of the many vineyards peppered throughout America. Whether you have one day or an entire week to dedicate to wine tasting, you probably won’t have to travel far to sample some of the country’s best.
Jun 3, 2019
Wines born and bred in the Buckeye state dominated the 2019 Ohio Wine Competition.
The competition, which drew nearly 300 entries, was held over two days this week in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, with the best-of-show judging wrapping up on Wednesday, May 15.
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Article and photo by Mark Fisher with Dayton.com
Aug 17, 2018
Three of the teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio funding hail from CFAES.
I-Corps@Ohio is a program for faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges. It provides funding and training to help move fundamental research into innovative products and services, using scalable business models that serve as the basis for startup companies.
News Article by: CFAES Monthly
Aug 16, 2018
The American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) held its annual conference on 31 July through 3 August 2018 in Washington DC. During this event, ASHS announced the winners of the 2018 Extension Material Awards. The OSU Viticulture Program was among the 2018 winners of the Extension Material Award in the category “Video”. The educational video titled “Grapevine Canopy Management” was prepared by former graduate student Thomas Todaro and advisor Dr. Imed Dami. This educational video was the outreach piece of an on-going research project on Viticulture Best Practices (BVP).