Thursday, April 5, 2012

2012 Fungicide Workbook

Here comes 2012 version of "Workbook for developing an effective fungicide program for Wine grapes in VA" (<- click to download a pdf file).  If you receive Tony's Viticulture Notes, you already have it.

I have been publishing it as a "guideline" in the past, but this year, I decided to format it more like a workbook that helps you plan for the season.  I hope you will find it as a good companion to the PMG (Pest Management Guide from VCE).

I was hoping to get it ready before the season starts, but I missed it by 2 weeks.  Hopefully recent cooler weather holds off disease pathogens!

As noted in the workbook, it is still a work in progress.  If you have any suggestions or comments, please let me know.

I mentioned about uneven development in the last post, but as of this morning, our 4-yr old Chardonnay and Merlot are 100% bud break with some of them are 2-3 inches (4 leaves exposed) stage.  We are also looking for another potential frost event(s) in next two nights.  Hopefully, we will dodge them!

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