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shrewsbury

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I hope to get out and do my first round of dormant pruning today. I got new pruners and I feel I have a solid plan this time(thanks for the help with that). It will take me a week or two to get finished because of limited daylight.
also I ordered and received my smucker red weeder. I found a good deal and could not wait. I know this will make things much easier in the vineyard, orchard, and garden.
 

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half way done with one row. Been nice and snowy, cold, and wet.
 

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First row complete (30 vines) and second row started. Has not made it above 19 degrees and the snow keeps coming. I am actually enjoying it, but I have not been out there for more than an hour at a time.
 

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Are you pruning to your final bud count now, or is this just a first pass?
 

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half way done with one row. Been nice and snowy, cold, and wet.
FWIIW, and as a general comment: Wet conditions are the worst time to be pruning if your area and varietals suffer from canker infections (and most areas do to some extent, hybrids less than vinifera):

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/r302101011.html

http://articles.extension.org/pages/70332/basic-considerations-for-pruning-grapevines

http://www.vineyardadvising.com/grapevine-pruning-to-reduce-canker-diseases-benefits-of-procrastination/
 
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I appreciate the info. The only time it is not wet around here is when it is summer, which is a bit late for dormant pruning. Hopefully the vidal blanc will be ok.
 
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