Tagged: Bill Shoemaker University of Illinois

Midwest Winemakers Expect Early Harvest, Lower Yields 0

Midwest Winemakers Expect Early Harvest, Lower Yields

Winemakers across the Midwest are now preparing to harvest their grapes. For many growers, the warm winter, the spring freeze and now the ongoing drought have combined to push harvest dates forward by two...

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage 0

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage

As the drought continues to worsen and temperatures across the Midwest exceed 100 degrees, viticulture experts warn that grape growers could face long-term vine damage. If there is no significant rain in the coming days,...

March Warm Spell “Dark Cloud” for Midwest Grape Growers 0

March Warm Spell “Dark Cloud” for Midwest Grape Growers

Spring-like temperatures so soon in the year may be swell for joggers, but vineyard managers aren’t so thrilled. With June level temperatures forecast for the Midwest during the week of March 12, there are...