Disease considerations at pruning time 2018

Here’s this year’s handout for pruning time disease considerations (this link opens Google Drive with this year’s recommendation for trunk disease management). As I noted in this handout, the first line… Read more

Updated VA specific label for Topsin-M

In my pruning time disease considerations (this link opens Google Drive with this year’s recommendation for trunk disease management), I refer to Topsin-M as a choice of trunk disease management, especially… Read more

Trunk/Cordon spliting

Some of northern VA growers contacted us about splitting of the trunks and cordons which became apparent in the last few weeks.  Although the cold injury model showed that temperature… Read more

Protective Paint for Crown Gall?

The cold temperature during this winter probably resulted in many trunk splitting or scarring on less winter hardy vines.  I am planning to conduct a quick study on the effect… Read more

Disease consideration at pruning time.

I have a feeling many of you are working on pruning right now to take an advantage of the warm weather.  Please find a handout for the pruning time disease… Read more

In-season vineyard meeting on 23 April at Cardinal Point Winery

It looks like the winter is finally over.  I hope everybody is ready for the new season. We will start off our season with a vineyard meeting at Cardinal Point… Read more

Supplemental label of Rally for tunk diseases

If you are pruning, and wondering whether you can protect pruning wounds from infections by trunk diseases, there is a supplemental label of Rally for control of various trunk diseases… Read more

Topsin-M application for wound protection

A few people asked in about Topsin-M application for pruning wound protection against Bot canker, so, here is my old post about it.  You can also download a special label… Read more

Pruning wound treatments

I had several inquiries on the pruning wound protection in last few weeks, so, here’s some information about it. Pruning wound treatment has been discussed in different places and with… Read more

It was a very nice workshop!

(A graft union infected by fungal organism(s)) We had a very nice workshop this Monday. Now everybody become experts of various trunk diseases! As Philippe discussed, most of fungal pathogens… Read more
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