Sep 3, 2021
ODA Plant Pest inspectors confirmed living, adult SLF are in the area. An inspector with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also confirmed a population of the SLF has been found at a secondary location, near the initial report.
A railroad line connects both locations.
Aug 27, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Douglas Karcher, PhD, an alumnus of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), is returning to the college as professor and chair in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. His four-year term begins Aug. 1, 2021, pending approval by the university’s Board of Trustees.
Jun 2, 2021
Feb 17, 2021
Fourteen grape growers in Ohio will receive up to $3,000 per acre in grant money to create new or expand existing vineyards, allowing for more wineries to use Ohio-grown grapes. The Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP) allows wineries to invest in and plant high-quality, high-value grapes onsite instead of purchasing them from other states. VEAP is an incentive program created and funded by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC).
Jan 25, 2021
The University of Minnesota published a new factsheet on the newly released ‘Itasca’, a super cold hardy white variety with promising vine and wine attributes.
Jan 21, 2021
January 20, 2021
From the release prepared by WineAmerica, Winegrape Growers of America, the Smith Family Winery and the National Grape Research Alliance.
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