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

Chardonnay as of 18 April 2009

Buds are swelling! We recorded 80’s today. Cab. sauvignon is still tight, but Chardonnay started moving. We are suppose to have low 50’s tomorrow. Hopefully it will slow down a… Read more

Cabernet sauvignon as of 16 April 2009

Buds look still tight. It has been fairly cold winter and spring so far, but we are expecting 60’s and 70’s during next few days. We’ll see what happens. Read more

Posting test

Testing the email posting function.  Hope it works. Read more
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