Monday, February 1, 2010

Jan-Feb 2010 Viticulture Notes

2010 January - February issue of Viticulture Notes is published. There is a section of grape pathology too. Viticulture Notes and other seasonal information is distributed from our viticulturist Dr. Tony Wolf through the email. If you have not been subscribing to Tony's email list, please let me know so that we can add your name to the list.

Since out website is in the process of renovation, this issue of Viticulture Notes has not been uploaded yet. In the mean time, I uploaded here for your convenience.

I just came back from a meeting in Tennessee where I was invited to give talks about grape disease management (Tennessee Horticultural Expo). I had a good time meeting with new people. Tennessee's wine industry is smaller than that of ours, but it's growing strong. I hope we can continue communicating each other because we share similar growing conditions, especially in the southern VA and eastern TN.


  1. Dr. Nita,
    I had the pleasure of attending one of your sessions in Nashville at the Horticultural conference. I found your session to be very informative; much so I'm now for the first time trying to develope my own spray schedule using your spray guide lines and notes as an example.

    One problem I'm having is locating suppliers of some products; esp the Phosphorous and Potassium salts. Are you aware of any good retail sources? My area of coverage is very small (less than 1 acre).



  2. Hi Pat,
    Since you are dealing with small area, you may want to try local retail stores such as Southern States, or local co-op. They may carry chemicals in small quantity. Also, if you take a look at the table for home garden materials (a link is on your right), a company Monterey ( is supplying Agri-Fos and Bi-Carb which are Phosphorous acid and Potassium bicarbonate, respectively. You should able to find them in one of stores or in their on-line stores.

    Good luck with your up-coming season!


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