Milk is single-largest category in the Tulare Crop Report
Dairy production accounts for nearly 25 percent of the county's agricultural value
Almonds and walnuts, though still popular, declined in acreage in 2015
More than 50 wine grape varieties are in a trial at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Some grapes are showing promise for wine-making programs
Constellation Brands working with UC to bottle experimental wines
Lindsay Jordan, University of California Cooperative Extension viticulture advisor for Madera, Merced and Mariposa Counties offers these tips for collecting and processing samples of the fruit that best represent your overall crop.
“Because of their very tight bunches, Zinfandel berries are very vulnerable to rot. We have only a short window of time to get them off the vines before they burst open and become infected. With the low price of Zinfandel due to weak demand...