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Site Selection, Trunk Injury, and Sucker Management

Site selection and the freeze:  I had the chance to visit 8 vineyard sites in the Thousand Islands/Tug Hill region last week, and I was struck by the contrasting impact of the May 22-23 freeze. Simply put:  Hillsides with air drainage fared better. Three vineyard sites on hillsides have a normal crop.  The 5 vineyard […]

Status of the Second Crop – June 29

In my previous post on June 15, secondary shoots were just starting to emerge in our Marquette and Frontenac training trial at Clayton. Chrislyn Particka and I visited again on Monday, June 29, to check on progress and do some counting of shoots and clusters. 1. “Second Crop” just starting to bloom. Some shoots were […]