Single Vine Wilting

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  1. Jun 18, 2019 #1

    KevinL

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    This is most unusual. I came out the other day, and one of my Vidal Blanc vines that survived the winter suddenly started wilting. It is in a row of other Vidal. All of the vines suffered severe bud loss from the -38 F night we had, but the ones that survived are looking healthy with minimum disease on the shoots. Our Spring and Summer this far has been incredibly wet and cool. I'd understand the sudden symptoms to be weather related if all of the other Vidal vines in the row were suffering the same fate. Instead it is just a single vine. The vine is a grafted vine on 101-14 rootstock. The trunk and graft appear no worse for wear, and it is only yesterday that the symptoms manifested.

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    Anyone seen this before? Any ideas what it is? Are the other nearby vines in danger? Treatment suggestions?
     
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    Any chance this guy is sitting in a low spot relative to the others? Or a spot that doesn't drain as well? Looks like excess water to me, but my vines grow on a beach, so this isn't something I really have any experience in.

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    I was thinking that was a possibility due to the near non-stop rain we've gotten. It does sit on one of the lower areas in the vineyard, but there are other vines of the same variety that are lower which still are healthy. We're looking at 4 more days straight of rain coming up.
     

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