What We're Reading --

'Worst we've ever seen.' Frost threatens Finger Lakes wines, grape harvest

Wet bales of hay set afire provided some protection, but one grower estimates he lost 20% to 50% of his crop.  "I've never experienced anything like this," he said. Growers expect secondary buds, which emerge to replace severely damaged buds.  But they bear less fruit than the primary buds killed in the frost.  (Daily Messenger)

New Washington Wine Research Focuses on Climate Change, Sustainability

As wildfire season heats up in the Pacific Northwest, funding will continue for research on how wildfire smoke exposure affects wine grapes, said Melissa Hansen, research program director for the Washington Wine Commission, which recently funded nearly $1 million for research projects over the next year. (Spokane Public Radio)

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