Grower Education

Articles of interest primarily to growers and vineyard managers, but also to winegrape buyers and other winery professionals.

Measuring Vineyard Water Status with a Probe

Bryan Rahn, from Coastal Viticultural Consultants explains the use of an instrument to measure vineyard water status. It’s the most accurate tool used for soil moisture, says Rahn, calling it “the gold standard for soil moisture measurement.” However, the tool does have limitations, which Rahn explains. Watch the video on YouTube.

Evaluating Vine Stress in the Vineyard

“Every week we measure shoot lengths because you want to know how rapidly the grape vines are growing. You want to know when the growth starts to slow down. And you want to know when they come under water stress to make the decision on when to start irrigating. If you feel the sun leaves […]

Sustainably Managing Water Use

In today’s highly competitive wine market, Lake County growers are using the latest water management technology to maximize grape quality and to keep their operations sustainable. “Our philosophy used to be: apply water until the grapes started to soften and we started to get color, and then we would more or less cut the water […]

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Post-Harvest Grape Grower Tailgate 9:00 am
Post-Harvest Grape Grower Tailgate @ Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in Big Valley
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am
Topics include: • Vine Hardening and Fall Freeze Preparation  • Impact of Fall Freezes on Sauvignon Blanc in Big Valley • Grapevine Trunk Diseases: Effective Control Practices • Esca in the Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard •[...]
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