Author: Ron Butler

Soil Health in the Vineyard 0

Soil Health in the Vineyard

Quality and yield start below the surface The groundhog predicted an early spring. Then came this year’s winter vortex. Regardless of what happens next, the waning days of winter are a time of excitement...

Vineyard Soil Health Research Links 0

Vineyard Soil Health Research Links

The focus in recent years on soil health has resulted in more research on the microbiome of vineyards and the importance of maintaining the diversity, vigor, and nutrients that soil micro-organisms require to benefit...

Grapevine Post-Harvest Nutrition Crucial to Next Year’s Crop 0

Grapevine Post-Harvest Nutrition Crucial to Next Year’s Crop

Heavy rains and cloudy days early in the growing season may have delayed maturation of grape crops in some areas of the Midwest, but hot conditions in August triggered heavy crops in time for...

Heavy Early-Season Rains Create Potassium Deficiency 0

Heavy Early-Season Rains Create Potassium Deficiency

Potassium is important for grapevines to function and is one of the most frequent nutritional deficiencies of vines. A grapevine with inadequate potassium produces poor, unevenly ripened fruit and reduced yields. Severe deficiency results...

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Nipping Jack Frost First This Spring

Last year at this time the upper Midwest was riding a wave of warmth. It would last several weeks, break thousands of temperature records, and spur grape vines to bud break that turned to...