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  1. Spotted Lanternfly Found in Cuyahoga County

    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.

  2. Karcher named new chair of CFAES/OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

    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.

  3. Impact of April Frost/Freeze on Grapes in Ohio

    Jun 2, 2021

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  4. Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program Provides Grant Money to 14 Ohio Grape Growers

    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).


  5. Itasca - Cold Climate Grape Variety

    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.



  6. Rich Smith Distinguished Service Award virtually presented on January 19 to Ohio's Donniella Winchell

    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. 



  7. In-Depth: Local wineries concerned as invasive, destructive insect spotted in Ohio

    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.

  8. This insect could be detrimental to Ohio's wine industry

    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.

  9. Frost grips grapes in southern Ohio

    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. Complete Article

    News Article by CFAES News

    By: Alayna DeMartini

    April 21, 2020


  10. Ohio Wines Score Two More Big Upsets in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    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