Unionville Grapevine

Vine Camp

April 04, 2016

I just returned from Vine Camp in Prosser, Washington.    For those of you that don’t know, I am currently enrolled in the Viticulture Program (growing grapes) at Washington State University.  The program is 18 months long with three “camps” required.  The camps are two days of study where students fly in from all over the country-actually one woman flies in from the Netherlands.  This latest camp discussed various diseases to be found in vineyards, with specific emphasis on Powdery Mildew and Botrytis Bunch Rot; both or which can wreak havoc on a vineyard.  Powdery Mildew is a fungal disease that affects the grapevine. The mildew attaches itself on leaves of the grapevines, seriously hindering the photosynthesis of the plant and therefore... Continue Reading →

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