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Canopy Management - Shoot Thinning and Positioning

Timely Viticulture Timeline Pre-Bloom
Managing excessive vine vigor is one the greatest battles in Eastern viticulture and this problem is exacerbated in seasons with high rainfall and warm spring temperatures. Many vigorous varieties and variety/rootstock combinations are quickly beginning to increase in shoot length. Obviously there...

Balanced Pruning I - A Critical Step in Maintaining and Adjusting Vine Balance

Timely Viticulture - Dormant
Timely Viticulture Update: February 26, 2018 A major theme of viticulture is that for a vine to consistently produce high quality fruit it must be “in balance.” That means that the amount of vegetative growth (shoots and leaves) is just right to properly ripen the reproductive growth (fruit load)...
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