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Old 07-16-2017, 11:08 PM   #51
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My, my busy these days. I have "berry touch" on most, some reds are lagging. I watered again today. The lower vineyard was looking a bit stressed- tendrils terminat ed and some droop in the pistoles. Not a good time to water stress with the berries swelling.

The leafhoppers have taken hold in the more vigorous vines. I sprayed 5 rows with Pyritiens before I ran out. Only place open had Beem oil, so I bought it. Sprayed 10 more rows Friday. Today both seem to have been equally. Effective, so I finished out spraying with the Naeem oil. Green lacewings eggs on order!

Most vines are looking great, particularly the Syrah. Both cabs are being particularly vigorous while the Sangiovese which I normally have to hedge, is slower.

Overall health looks great, and the stressed vines in the lower vineyard are 4 years this year. I'm guessing their roots are not as deep. We have been in the 90s most of the last two weeks.

Still need to tuck shoots and sucker a few rows, then I need to look at leaf pulling. Listened to a podcast today while spraying that argued if you don't do you canopy management by verasion +10-15 days, you are wasting your time.

I just hope my schedule allows me to net��
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:20 AM   #52
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Sometimes I get jealous of you guys that grow your own grapes. But when I see the work it takes I don't think I would have time for it.

 
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Sometimes I get jealous of you guys that grow your own grapes. But when I see the work it takes I don't think I would have time for it.
Just give up your day job and grow vines and have fun on your boat...you only live on this earth once (I think).
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you only live on this earth once (I think).
I like to think that reincarnation exists. And if you do everything right, in your next life you get to own a vineyard and a winery.
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Things here in WV are going well. I had a brief scare with PM and i think ive made my way through that.

The Ives and Chambourcin have started verasion and are looking good.

This week im netting and putting in the electric to keep the coons away!
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That shows just how serious it was. Early is on time. On time is late. No exceptions.
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Things here in WV are going well. I had a brief scare with PM and i think ive made my way through that.

The Ives and Chambourcin have started verasion and are looking good.

This week im netting and putting in the electric to keep the coons away!
Glad I don't have to worry about coons, birds are bad enough
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I put out 10000 green lacewings eggs on Friday night after sundown. Checking on them yesterday morning, I found 2 right off the bat. Yes that blurry thing is one. Of course this other guy seems to hang out on the deck near the vineyard. I hope he didn't get the other 9,998.
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