Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Lightning strike - Identification Photos

Occasionally a vineyard get struck by lightning. The lightning often strikes foilage or cordon wires and a strong electric discharge travels down the row. The heat of this causes vines to wilt and any plastic filtings to melt. The vines almost look burnt and often have hollowed out shoots which have been 'cooked' from the inside out.

In most cases vines recover in the next year.

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