In a previous post, we talked about what scientists have learned recently about tannin structure and activity. Tannin is one of the key determinants of wine color and flavors. In last week’s post, we also discussed the importance of microclimates in determining wine and grape quality composition. This raises a question: […]

Recently Fruition Sciences has received questions from prospective customers on using funding from the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) to finance their irrigation system upgrades, including the purchase of Sap Flow sensors. We understand that using plant-based sensors as irrigation trigger can be a major investment for many […]

The 2016 Napa Vintage Report took place on January 18th, 2017, at the Westin Verasa in Napa, CA.  The gathering was the seventh iteration of the annual conference in Napa. The 2016 Vintage Report aimed to provide an engaging platform for winemakers and grape growers to share their experiences with the […]

Deficit irrigation techniques have become more popular over the years as a key practice to improve fruit quality. Before considering this practice, it’s important to understand numerous factors that could impact the outcome of deficit irrigation. Today we’ll explore one such variable: salinity. This is particularly relevant to winegrowers in California, […]