Category Archives: Discussion

Grapevine Cold Injury

With temperatures in the single digits, winter cold damage has to be a real concern for everyone in the business of growing grapes.  Mark Chien of Penn State University and Michelle Moyer of Washington State University, have put together a … Continue reading

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How did everyone fare with the cold?

This weeks cold overnight temperatures had Virginia grape growers on edge and worried about losing their crop for the year. With the unusually warm weather in March and early bud break it caused, the results of a freeze event would … Continue reading

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Newsletter from Penn State

Follow this link to read the latest viticulture e-newsletter from Penn State Cooperative Extension. There is a lot of great information here as always from Mark Chien and he provides numerous links to other resources. There is a discussion about … Continue reading

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Frost potential bulletin

From:  Tony Wolf, Viticulture Extension Specialist Situation:         Frost/freeze potential, Tuesday morning No sense dwelling on the obvious; we have seen an unusually early warming and bud-break this March. For historical contrast, some will recall the Virginia Vineyards Association’s annual technical … Continue reading

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Wine Grape Newsletter from Penn State

The latest newsletter put out by Mark Chien at Penn State. Always informative and a lot of material that is applicable across the eastern U.S. The link for the article on Vine Size and Balance is worth looking at as … Continue reading

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A question on vine cold hardiness

From Tony Wolf: Question from the field: We saw unusually warm temperatures in January and the early part of February. Forsythia and daffodils are blooming in my back yard.  I’m wondering if grapevines have lost cold hardiness and, with cold … Continue reading

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What do you think caused this?

Any ideas on what this is and what caused it? We would appreciate your insight on this!! (click image for enlarged view)

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TO LET IT HANG OR TO NOT LET IT HANG THAT IS THE QUESTION

Hopefully you will not have much fruit left still hanging in the vineyard that is not waiting to be harvested as we do at one of our vineyards.  If you do then just how important is it to drop this fruit?  We … Continue reading

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