Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wet weather - Minor vine damage - UPDATE 25/8/2009

The region has been hit by very high winds and heavy rain showers. Fortunately while hail did fall Monday night no hail damage has been seen today. Indicator blocks like the one below are well past bud burst (EL 4) and are approaching 2-4 Leaves Developed (EL 7-8). These seem clear of damage. Good news.

Early vine development in McLaren Vale.
If your vines have burst (are past EL 4) check for any weather damage. Fortunately vines quickly recover from any wind rub and tearing like that shown below.

Wind damage to Sangiovese.

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