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Host Fritz Westover shares best practices for being a successful winegrape grower, offers practical tips for your vineyard, and answers questions from growers like you.
020: Leaf Removal – Why, When, How with Dr. Cain Hickey & Galen Troxell
Should you be practicing leaf removal in your vineyard? What’s the correct timing? How much leaf removal is too much? In this episode, we dive into the why, when, and how of all things leaf removal so you can feel confident in your thinning decisions. Our guests are Extension Viticulturist Dr. Cain Hickey from Penn…
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019: Shoot Thin to Win with Marco Tessari & Ken Swegles
When we shoot thin, we force the vines to focus all their best energy where we want the production and where we want the vine to grow in the years to come. This is how international pruning expert Marco Tessari so perfectly explains the purpose of shoot thinning. Marco along with Ken Swegles of Rhizos…
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018: Grower Questions Answered #2
We get many questions from growers like you all over the country and the world, so we are taking this episode to answer a handful of these questions on topics ranging from young vine training to fungicide rotation. Listen in, as you may have had some of these same questions in your vineyard, and stay…
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