Terracing and other structural changes to the terroir are largely a mitigation method of the past, with many vineyards planting the grassy patches between their rows with mustards, legumes and grasses as cover crop.
In a response to the ongoing drought, Napa Valley vineyards are taking advantage of water-saving technologies to minimize the threat to their vines.
Lake Mead is shrinking. For the first time since Lake Mead was created nearly a century ago, the federal government will soon cut the amount o…
Miguel Garcia shows how he uses technology to help sustainably manage the demonstration vineyard owned by the Napa County RCD.
Brown is the new color of the season in Napa's parks, as the city cuts irrigation to save water.
Tod Mostero at Dominus walks us through the process of creating a drought-resistant dry farm.
As the eastern Mediterranean bakes in an intense heatwave, high-tech irrigation is keeping Greek olive trees watered. Greece is ranked the 26t…
The potential for an extended drought has Napa Valley grapegrowers worried.
Miguel Garcia, an expert in soil science, works directly with farmers across the region to help them understand how to use precious water most efficiently.
The potential for a decades or even centuries-long drought could spell deep trouble for Napa Valley, and especially grapegrowers.
Bill Pramuk has suggestions for help your trees through the current drought.
The City of Calistoga has declared a Stage II Water emergency and starting May 1, residents and businesses will be required to conserve water.
City officials are calling on St. Helena water customers to cut their consumption by 30%, as back-to-back drought years have caused a severe water shortage.
Rainfall throughout Napa Valley is at about a third of average, experts say. That likely won't impede this year's wine grape crop, but an extended drought could have serious implications.
California's COVID-19 epicenter is Imperial County, an impoverished agricultual oasis with an unusual history, says columnist Dan Walters, who grew up in the county.
After writing about the “Acorns to Oaks” project, I received a number of calls from people offering seedling oaks for the project. I thanked t…