Thinking about early season grape disease management

By Terence Bradshaw

Despite the bit of snow on my deck this morning, spring is here and vineyards will be waking up soon in Vermont. It’s better to plan ahead than to be reactive to problems after they become established. Therefore, I recommend reading Dr. Katie Gold’s Early Season Grape Disease Management recommendations to help prepare for the season. Dr. Gold is the new grape pathologist at Cornell and replaces Wayne Wilcox, whose spring missives were regular reading for grape growers. It’s great to see that she is continuing that tradition, and that we will continue to have qualified expertise in the northeast to help with grape disease management

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