Disease risks from yesterday’s rain and Powdery mildew

Winchester area had thunderstorm yesterday from 12:40 PM to 3 PM (0.27 in), the average temperature was around 72 F.  The relative humidity were low after the storm, thus it… Read more

Late season management topics

I’ve been in and out of my office with my leaf roll survey project, and it has been bit difficult to frequently update the blog. Also, at this point, not… Read more

No, it’s not chocolate truffle…

On Sunday and Monday morning (7/6 and 7/7/09), we had relatively high relative humidity (>80%) at night which favor downy mildew sporulation. Thus, if downy is your concern, you may… Read more

So far so good.

We had a short thunderstorm event on Friday (26th), but it lasted about 3.5 hours with an average temperature of 73F and a total precipitation of 0.33 inches. It was… Read more

Thank you for your attendance.

Thank you very much for attending the vineyard meeting at Doukenie last night. If you could not make it, you can download my note from here. As I mentioned several… Read more

Frost Advisory tomorrow morning.

As you may noticed, temperature has been declining since this morning. National weather service is issuing frost advisory from 4 to 9 am tomorrow (Monday) morning for Frederick county. Please… Read more
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