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  1. Dicamba Restrictions Added

    Dec 11, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio —After statewide bans, multiple lawsuits and countless disgruntled farmers nationwide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required the makers of dicamba, a controversial weed killer, to revise its label.

    News Article By:  Alayna DeMartini, The Ohio State University CFAES website

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  2. This 8000-year-old jar holds traces of what may be Eurasia’s oldest wine

    Nov 13, 2017

    Long before vineyards from Lebanon to Languedoc were winemaking meccas, Georgia was the place to be. That’s because the modern country has just laid claim to the most ancient evidence for winemaking in Eurasia: wine-soaked pottery sherds that push back the genesis of fermented grape beverages in the region to nearly 8000 years ago.

    News Article by:  Michael Price, Science Magazine

  3. Changes Made to Rules on Applying Fertilizer

    Nov 8, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Take a whole class or just take the test, which is better? Farmers will get to decide.

    Those who apply fertilizer on 50 or more acres now have the option to take an exam or attend a three-hour course to get the required certification aimed at protecting water quality.

    News Artile by:  Alayna DeMartini, The Ohio State University, CFAES website

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  4. Ohio Climbing Up in Wine Production

    Nov 7, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has inched up in its ranking for wine production to the sixth highest state in the nation.

    The state moved from the seventh highest number of gallons generated in the U.S. up a notch, just above longtime gridiron rival, Michigan. The number of gallons produced in 2016 doubled the total in 2012, according to a recently released report by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Grape Industries Committee. The report examined the state’s wine production in 2016.

    News Article:  Alayna DeMartini, The Ohio State University CFAES website

  5. FY19-FY24 Extension and Research Prioritization Survey

    Nov 6, 2017

    Dear Ohio Grape Industries’ Stakeholder,

    You have been identified as a key stakeholder by the Ohio Grape Industries’ Committee (OGIC). We are asking you to participate in a survey regarding priorities for both enology and viticulture extension and research programs for Ohio’s grape and wine industry. This brief survey will help the OGIC draft the Request for Proposal (RFP) regarding these priorities which will then ultimately shape the industries extension and research programs over the course of the next five years.

  6. Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba

    Oct 26, 2017

    In a normal year, Kevin Bradley, a professor of weed science at the University of Missouri, would have spent his summer testing new ways to control a troublesome little plant called water hemp.

    This has not been a normal year.

  7. Ohio Grape and Wine Industry Contributes $1.3 Billion to State’s Economy

    Oct 9, 2017

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Sept. 12, 2017) –The Ohio Grape Industries Committee today released its 2016 Economic Impact report, which finds that Ohio’s grape and wine industry has a significant impact of $1.3 billion on the state’s economy and provides 8,067 full-time jobs, with more than 2,700 additional jobs created since 2012.

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    News Article by:  Ashley McDonald

  8. Cornell-led project to improve grapes gets big boost

    Sep 1, 2017

    Breeding the next great grape is getting a boost thanks to new funding for a Cornell-led project that uses genomic technology to create varieties that are more flavorful and sustainable.

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    News article by David Nutt, Cornell Chronicle.

  9. Winners of the 2017 Ohio Wine Competition

    Aug 8, 2017

    An upstart winery that hasn’t yet celebrated its 4th birthday captured the top award at the 2017 Ohio Wine Competition – and there are plenty of other delicious surprises nestled in the results.

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    News Article by:  Mark Fisher, The Wine Buzz Magazine

  10. Grape Disease Control, 2017 - Wayne Wilcox - Cornell University

    Jun 30, 2017

    It’s (past) time once again for what has heretofore been a nearly annual update and review on
    controlling the fungal diseases that grape growers must regularly contend with in our eastern
    climate. As always, I’d like to acknowledge the outstanding team of grape pathologists here in
    Geneva, which includes bacteriologists (Tom Burr’s program) and virologists (Marc Fuchs’s
    program) in addition to those of us who work on fungal diseases: faculty colleagues and
    cooperators (David Gadoury, Lance-Cadle-Davidson); research technicians (Dave Combs and