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Research is under way at the Alabama Ag Experiment Station’s Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton to test whether Vitis vinifera, grapes that produce popular table wines such as chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon, will grow in Alabama.
The boll weevil may be gone, but a cousin called the plum curculio is still alive and well and enemy number one for Alabama’s $12-million peach industry. (Impact 2009)
Auburn University and Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences’s Institute of Fruit and Tea in China have signed an agreement designating them as co-developers and co-owners of two new varieties of kiwifruit. (Impact 2008)
Last Updated: July 31, 2012