Friendly reminder on Phomopsis management

Our chardonnay is about 30-40% bud break as of yesterday. Just a friendly reminder that the protection against Phomopsis is better applied about 1- to 3-inch shoot length. Read more

Early season (Phomopsis and anthracnose) reminder

It may be a bit too late for some (sorry!), but here’s a reminder for early season grape disease management. Phomopsis symptoms One of the diseases you need to consider… Read more

Reminder for Phomopsis management

It looks like our Chardonnay buds are swelling, which probably means that growers in the south and central Virginia either start to see bud break. Then the forecast is calling… Read more

Bud break and Phomopsis

Our Chardonnay is about to break buds. It is about 2 weeks ahead of “normal” year, whatever it means at this point… One of the diseases you need to consider… Read more

Phomopsis disease management reminder

(Phomopsis leaf spot (plus a lesion of black rot), please note the shoot behind the leaf is showing some necrotic lesions which are also caused by the same pathogen) One… Read more

Dormant application of fungicide(s)

At this time of the season, I am often asked about an application of fungicide(s) to dormant vines. I totally understand that you want to do something before things get… Read more

Early season disease (Phomopsis and Anthracnose) management tips

Our Chardonnay and some of the hybrid vines are in bud swell stage as of this week, and others are tagging along.  It looks like we will see bud break… Read more

Observations from the field

Some shoots of our vines are about to reach the second catch wire, but I saw many that were still about 10-12 inches too. It looks like series of rain… Read more

Early season disease reminder: Phomopsis cane and leaf spot

Our Chardonnay and some of the hybrid vines are in bud swell stage as of this week, and others are tagging along.  It looks like we will see bud break… Read more

Early spring disease consideration: Phomopsis cane and leaf spot

Our 7-yr old Chardonnay vines are in bud swell stage, and others are tagging along.  It looks like we will see bud break in a week or two. One of… Read more
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