Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th! + Disease risks from yesterday's rain and Meeting notice

I hope everybody is having a nice 4th of July. :)

After I posted yesterday, thunderstorm went through Winchester area around 5:50 PM, then there were rains here and there, then the RH was high (>90) until 8:00 AM this morning.  Thus, it was almost 14 hours of estimated wetness event with an average temperature of 70F.  It was Phomopsis, black rot, and downy mildew risk event, and as I noted yesterday, Botrytis can cause infection under this condition as well.

It looks like more thunderstorms are coming our way.  We will see...

Also, there will be a vineyard meeting at Barren Ridge this Wednesday.  If you can make it, please stop by.  We will cover seasonal viticulture and disease management tips.

984 Barrenridge Road, Fishersville, VA 22939-3026

Phone (540) 248 3300

Directions: Take I-64 West.  After crossing Afton Gap at crest of Blue Ridge Mtns. Continue on for 8 miles.  Take Exit 91 and turn right onto Va 285/ State Rt. 603.  Travel 2 miles.  Turn left onto Hwy 250 West and travel 1 mile.  Turn right onto Barren Ridge Road and travel 2.4 miles.  Vineyard and winery will be on your left.

Contact:  Kenner Love, Rappahannock County Cooperative Extension (540) 675-3619

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