We can’t help you make (or keep) your fitness resolutions, but today we will give you the information you need to make your vineyard healthier, happier, and more productive in the new year.
On today’s episode, we’re going to talk about vineyard resolutions, specifically, the top five actions to Be a Better Grape Grower in 2023. These are actions that can be applied by growers of all experience levels. So stick around and make some New Year’s resolutions for your vineyard.
In this episode, you will hear:
- Why you must measure and monitor the pH of your water
- The importance of irrigation distribution uniformity
- Why monitoring your irrigation cycles is critical for vine health
- How nutrient sampling is essential for your vine health and your wallet
- How pruning impacts the longevity of your vineyard
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Episode Resource Links:
Resolution 2 – Irrigation Distribution Uniformity
Irrigation Distribution Uniformity Testing (University of California)
Resolution 4 – Nutrient Sample at Bloom and Veraison
Target Nutrient Values – Petioles
Target Nutrient Values – Whole Leaves
How to Properly Sample Leaf Tissue for Analysis
Know Where Your Nutrients Come From
Instructions for Grape Leaf Blade Sampling
Instructions for Grape Petiole Sampling
Resolution 5 – Prune for Vineyard Longevity
Episode 6 – Why Pruning is the Most Important Vineyard Activity – With Marco Tessari
Preventing Grapevine Trunk Disease