Grape maturity and late-season petiole sampling

by Terence Bradshaw Grape maturity We have begun weekly preharvest sampling of the winegrapes at the UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center. Right now, grapes are about a week ahead of last year’s ripeness schedule, and with warm/hot, dry weather this week, ripening should advance quickly. I still don’t expect harvest to begin for another […]

Tile Drainage Field Day – planning for August Capital District

This field day may be helpful for growers interested in learning about and seeing tile drainage installation in action. Please RSVP directly to Aaron. From Aaron D. Gabriel, Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program:   We are planning to have a Tile Drainage Field Day the last week of August, provided that the weather cooperates. […]

ReTain applications in Vermont orchards

by Terence Bradshaw As we see harvest coming right around the corner, the time to apply ReTain for drop control is upon us. Dr. Duane Greene from UMASS presented at the 2015 UVM Apple Program / Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association meeting on the use of ReTain and NAA for drop control, slides from his […]

August 2015 issue of Northern Grapes News

  August issue of Northern Grapes News.  Here’s the direct link: http://northerngrapesproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/NG-News-Vol4-I3-Aug-2015.pdf   In this Issue: -Does Production Region Matter? -NGP Team Profile: Mike White. -NGP Team Profile: Paul Read. -I Have Galls in my Vineyard: Should I Call my Nursery? -Cold Climate Wine Quality Assurance Program.    Northern Grapes Project Homepage: http://northerngrapesproject.org/ Northern Grapes […]

NEFCON Research and Demonstration Field Day August 20

Another meeting announcement of interest to fruit growers. New England Fruit Consultants conducts applied research and provides outreach/consultancy services to growers throughout New England. Please respond to the phone/email below if interested. -TB New England Fruit Consultants 2015 Research & Demonstration Field Day New England Fruit Consultants in collaboration with Apex Orchards will present the […]

Limiting Bird Damage in Fruit – Workshop and Webinar – Wed. August 19

Forwarding this for anyone interested. It looks like a great program. -TB

Foliar analysis and final IPM activities before harvest

by Terence Bradshaw As the calendar flips to August, it’s time to wrap up field activities in preparation for harvest in Vermont orchards. Foliar nutrient analysis – It is the time in the growing season to collect leaf samples for analysis. Samples are usually collected between July 15 – Aug. 15. The UVM Agriculture and […]