Tagged: grape frost protection

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,...

Grape Frost Protection Articles 0

Grape Frost Protection Articles

With some freezing temperatures forecast for the region, here are several of Midwest Wine Press’ most popular frost and freeze protection stories: March 2013,  Nipping Jack Frost in the Bud this Spring January 2012, John...

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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...

New Ohio State Research On Abscisic Acid and Freeze Tolerance 0

New Ohio State Research On Abscisic Acid and Freeze Tolerance

Yi Zhang and Imed Dami from Ohio State University recently published a study that found foliar application of abscisic acid increased the freeze tolerance of grape vines in Ohio. During January,  Bibiana Guerra wrote...

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...

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Overuse of Multiple Trunks

When I began growing grapes in the 1970s at an experimental vineyard near my father’s orchard, it was routine to train vines to more than one trunk, a practice known today as ‘multiple trunks.”...

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...

April Frost and Freeze Damage Reports 0

April Frost and Freeze Damage Reports

Midwest Wine Press reported on conditions in Midwest vineyards throughout April 2012.  The information below was compiled from conversations with grape growers across the Midwest between April 11th and April 26th, 2012.   Updates...