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Posted in thread: Missoula Vinyard on 10-11-2011 at 12:25 PM
I guess I forgot all about the cold snap you had Dave, it sounds like it had a permanent
impact. What do you do now at harvest, pick all the varieties and ferment together for one
crazy batch since th...
Posted in thread: Missoula Vinyard on 10-05-2011 at 08:37 PM
Dave, just wanted to let you know. I jumped the gun by half a year and pulled up a bottle of my
2010 Foch this evening. It was verrrry pleasant, certainly no fruit bomb but completely free of
Posted in thread: Champlain Valley - Grapemans' vineyard - Planting to small winery on 10-05-2011 at 08:20 PM
Rich, that's amazing to hear of your losses to mold and rot. I would have imagined that your
careful spray program would have kept things in check. It is a testament to how bad the weather
Posted in thread: Maine vineyard on 10-04-2011 at 08:15 AM
Rich, I imagine you are busier than a one armed paper hanger at the moment. Even with my tiny
operation I just don't have the time to attend to all that should be done on a number of
Posted in thread: Missoula Vinyard on 10-04-2011 at 07:53 AM
Those are gorgeous Dave! Such a change in three years, no? When is the harvest? Sounds like it
will be dependent upon temperatures rather than dampness and rain.
Posted in thread: Maine vineyard on 10-03-2011 at 08:24 AM
And what a damp, rainy end of growing season it has been! Disease pressures have been non-stop
since the end of August and hurricane Irene. I just completed harvesting this weekend, hand
sorting good ...
Posted in thread: Maine vineyard on 09-12-2011 at 08:48 PM
I was able to get the spraying done at the end of the day I bought the fungicide. Man, I didn't
know just how bad a disease downy mildew is. The two affected varieties now have totally
Posted in thread: Maine vineyard on 09-08-2011 at 09:20 AM
Thank you Wade. Like you, our area is getting much more rain than is needed or wanted. The
soggy ground lets the posts loosen up with the breezes, just like Rich was describing at his
place.Rich and A...
Posted in thread: Maine vineyard on 09-07-2011 at 10:43 AM
Thanks for that info Rich. I'm calling around but having no luck so far with the local
greenhouse supply or garden center type places. Do you know where you would go for one of those
Posted in thread: Maine vineyard on 09-07-2011 at 10:41 AM
Al, nor had I for those same four years. This is the first experience with it. Usually I can
expect a little PM on certain vines and the chlorothalonil seems to have handled that so far.
Good luck wit...