by Stephen Wagner
To much of the public they are simply fruit flies. Entomologists prefer using the term ‘fruit flies’ for what they deem authentic fruit flies — apple maggots and Mediterranean fruit flies that attack healthy fruit. The spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) species are called pomace flies or vinegar flies. Or [Read more…]
by Sally Colby
Tam Cloer is a horticulturist and second-generation owner in his family’s nursery business, but he knew that one day he’d have a vineyard.
Tam and his wife Pam of Apex, NC, had been growing grapes for about 18 years, mostly as a hobby. Like many other growers, they started their [Read more…]
by Karl H. Kazaks
The Lucas Winery, located in Lodi, CA sells 90 percent of its wines direct, either through its wine club, at the cellar door, or through direct shipping. Every year the winery makes a Zinfandel and Chardonnay under the Lucas label and a Rosé, a Zinfandel, and a Chardonnay under the slightly lower- [Read more…]