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Collaborative Grape & Wine Research

NGRA aligns the priorities for research across the U.S. grape industries: wine grapes, table grapes, juice grapes and raisins.

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Our monthly newsletter is uniquely attuned to grape research. It’s a snapshot of what NGRA is up to, what issues we’re tracking, what grape research is yielding results and more.

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Featured Research Projects

Efficient Vineyard, 2015-2019

The Efficient Vineyard project seeks to develop sensor and mechanization technology to measure crop load and assess canopy with real-time imaging to enhance our ability to achieve vine balance and eventually develop tools for precision viticulture. This project has now concluded.

High-Resolution Vineyard Nutrient Management, 2020-2024

This project seeks to enable grape growers to make data-driven nutrient-management decisions for spatially heterogenous vineyards and diverse production markets, proposing to develop grower-friendly decision-aid tools for vineyard nutrient management to optimize inputs and business profitability via improved vineyard productivity and fruit and product quality, while minimizing adverse impacts on the environment.

VitisGen3, 2022-2026

The project aims to advance grape breeding by using the latest technologies to identify and test gene candidates, deliver advanced information — including computer-vision phenotyping, artificial intelligence, and DNA markers — to all U.S. grape breeders, develop disease-control programs, and train vineyard managers and Extension personnel across the U.S. in their use. Specifically, the project […]