Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Always learning

Some viticulture scientists at WSU IREC in prosser helped to identify this herbicide damage. Everyday I find something new, always learning on the job.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Time is flying by in the Vineyard!

Hot days and lots of sunshine has had a large impact on the vines! Veriason, the moment the grapes go from hard green peas to soft translucent yellow or red grapes is upon us!

Veraison in Cinsaut
The year has been interesting, hail in june and july damaged some wine and juice grapes, corn and other crops above Sunnyside.  Besides that, it has been a, dare I say it, Normal year!  Everyone was worried as disease pressure was high for the first half of the growing season but to every one's relieve, 2011 has not repeated itself!
Powdery Mildew Single Berry Infection