I always thought “Aglianico” was pronounced “a-lee-YAN-ee-koh”. Apparently, I was off by a few phonemens… (above video is from Jeremy Parzen’s Italian Grape Name and Appellation Pronunciation Project)
But, then, as I progress with this vineyard, I’m frequently asking if I’m doing it right.
Case in point: I plan to use a multi-pronged approach on combating Glassy Winged Sharpshooters in my vineyard. The vines will receive a systemic insecticide (through the irrigation system) and I will also apply the crop protectant, Surround WP (Kaolin clay) to the leaves and canes. Surround helps repel GWSS by making the canes unpleasant to land on.
I mixed up a test batch per package insert and tried it on my back-up vines:
From all I’ve read about Surround and all the photos I’ve seen, the white film is normal. What I don’t know is if the flowers should be coated and when to stop. I’ve heard that either bunch closure or veraison are end points for Surround application. But I have yet to hear an expert give me a firm, definitive answer.