Tagged: grape frost damage

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,...

New Research: Vegetable Oil Delays Vine Bud Break 12

New Research: Vegetable Oil Delays Vine Bud Break

The results of a five-year research project show that applying vegetable oil to vines significantly delays bud break. The project, by Mac’s Creek Winery and Vineyards in Lexington, Nebraska, aimed to find a way of minimizing damage...

Drastically Lower Grape Yields Predicted for Some Midwest States 1

Drastically Lower Grape Yields Predicted for Some Midwest States

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released its first estimate of the United States grape harvest yield in its August Crop Production report.  Despite this year’s frosts that struck many states and the...

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage 0

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage

As the drought continues to worsen and temperatures across the Midwest exceed 100 degrees, viticulture experts warn that grape growers could face long-term vine damage. If there is no significant rain in the coming days,...

Valvin Muscat is Midwest’s Hot Moscato 0

Valvin Muscat is Midwest’s Hot Moscato

Moscato wine is making a comeback.   According to Neilson sales data,  Moscato sales doubled in both 2009 and 2010 and almost doubled again last year.   A recent article in Palm Beach Illustrated also...

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...

Viticulture Advice For Warmest March Ever from MSU and UW Experts 0

Viticulture Advice For Warmest March Ever from MSU and UW Experts

According to Diane Brown at the Berrien County Michigan State University Extension,  with the weather this warm this early,  grape growers are in uncharted waters in terms of vineyard management practices.   Brown, who...