Tagged: grape freeze damage

The Physics of Frost 0

The Physics of Frost

Growers know what frost is, but few may understand the physics behind how it develops. Such an understanding is useful when figuring out how to protect your vines from frost damage. At Shur Farms,...

Freeze Damage Reports 0

Freeze Damage Reports

An overnight frost has had contrasting impacts on grapes across Michigan. In some areas, where wine grapes predominate, the low temperatures overnight Sunday had little effect. In other areas, where juice grapes are grown,...

Vegetable Oil Provides Grape Frost Protection in Nebraska Study 1

Vegetable Oil Provides Grape Frost Protection in Nebraska Study

In December, Midwest Wine Press published a news item about the results of a five-year research project that showed applying vegetable oil to vines significantly delayed bud break. The study was by Seth McFarland and University...

Grape Freeze Damage Extensive in Ohio, New York, Michigan 5

Grape Freeze Damage Extensive in Ohio, New York, Michigan

Record March warmth and severe April frosts have combined to destroy most of the Concord and Niagara grape crop in states bordering the Great Lakes from Michigan to Upstate New York.   Some labrusca growers...

How to Indentify Injury to Grape Buds 0

How to Indentify Injury to Grape Buds

When temperatures go down below freezing, grape buds can tolerate temperatures down to about 28 F. If temperatures drop below 28 F, new buds that have emerged are subject to injury. However, the duration...