Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sunburn and heat stress - UPDATE 15/1/2009


Hot, dry conditions have persisted throughout the district and have reduced yield expectations in some vineyards.

Veraison in reds and softening in whites are well underway.

Sunburn and heat stress can be commonly confused with disease incidence. Brown or pink berries exposed in the sun can be confused with botrytis bunch rot. Scorched leaves may also be confused with downy mildew oil spots which can worry growers.

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