Petite Pearl fact sheet now available

March 20, 2023

Petite Pearl, a wine grape cultivar commonly planted in Minnesota, has a new fact sheet available! Written by the breeder, Tom Plocher, and previous Small Fruit Extension expert, Annie Klodd, the sheet is a great resource for anyone looking to establish a Petite Pearl planting.

Dr. Matt Clark featured by CBC News!

March 7, 2023

Project Director Dr. Matt Clark and the VitisGen3 project are featured in a new article by Darius Mahdavi of CBC News about the future of Canadian vineyards and the implications of VitisGen-driven biotechnology research for the wine industry. 

Grape and apple wood samples needed

February 28, 2023

PhD student Davy DeKrey is seeking grape and apple wood samples from growers in the Upper Midwest to develop a new rapid diagnostic test for identifying several fungal pathogens that infect wood.

New paper out now from the UMN and Iowa State

February 23, 2023

Our very own Drew Horton, experimental winemaker with the Grape Breeding & Enology program, has recently published a new paper entitled “Effect of Whole Cluster Fermentation on Phenolics in Cold-Hardy Hybrid Wines.” The paper was published this month via Food and Bioprocess Technology.

Why VitisGen3?

February 20, 2023

The Grape Breeding and Enology team are thrilled to be kicking off a new grant project that is a vital next step for our program: VitisGen3. Why is the VitisGen3 project integral to the future of the grape industry? Because the next generation of grapevines will determine the future. This article is reposted from the VitisGen3 website

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