Monthly Archives: July 2012

Vine clinic: Pierce’s Disease.

Presenting Symptoms: This past Monday, while prepping the Aglianico block for netting, I noted an Aglianico vine in the first row with a shriveled cluster. This vine has no other signs of Pierce’s disease: it is no less vigorous than others in … Continue reading

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2012 Montepulciano veraison and netting

Life goes by fast. Busy day blurs into the next busy day. For some, weekends punctuate the cycle. For other religious calendars mark out the passing of seasons. Farmers may not always be able to look to a weekend of … Continue reading

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Irrigation changes

Maybe the season following a dry winter is not he optimal time to do it, but as my vines get bigger, I wanted to change my irrigation by raising the lines and moving out my drippres. This consisted of raising … Continue reading

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