Warm rainy day

At Winchester, we had rain from 11:50am to 2:20pm (0.12 in) with starting and ending temperature of 62.3 and 67.8F, respectively. Relative humidity dropped soon after the rain and still… Read more

Rainy days

Thank you again for those of you who showed up at the vineyard meeting. As I mentioned in the previous post, information I presented can be downloaded from here too.… Read more

It’s moving fast!

As of noon yesterday (4/28/09), our Chardonnay was 100% bud break with more than 50% of them with lower two leaves unfolded. Some were as advanced as the picture. Cabernet… Read more

Make it three days in a row!

Wow, we had another above 90F day here in Winchester. As of noon today, Chardonnay was 100% bud break with about 50% of them had fully expanded lower leaves. Cabernet… Read more

Two days in 90’s in April!

As of noon today, Chardonnay was about 90-100% bud break; some are with fully expanded basal leaves. Cabernet sauvignon was about 15-20% bud break. I won’t be surprised to see… Read more

As you would expect…

We had a beautiful Saturday here in Winchester. Temperature high was above 90F and as you would expect, vines are pushing their buds. As of noon, Chardonnay was about 10-15%… Read more

Climbing cutworms damage

We have seen some damage due to climbing cutworms on Chardonnay. Since I’m not an entomologist, I’ll refer to Dr. Pfeiffer’s page for the description of the insect. Virginia Tech’s… Read more

Phomopsis note updated

I noticed several errors and typos, so, I updated “Notes on Phomopsis“.(Link has been changed, please use this one: 6/2/09) In Winchester, Chardonnay is almost ready to bud break, and… Read more

A draft of Phomopsis note

I’ve learned that southern and central regions already seeing bud breaks among early varieties. Since early season protection (1-3 inches, no later than 3-5 inches) is a critical timing for… Read more

19 April 2009: bud swell

We ended up having 70’s pretty much a whole day, and as you guessed, buds are swelling even more. And I found one bud actually broke.This is only one out… Read more
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