Friday, October 31, 2014

Vineyard Monitoring ID Photos - Langhorne Creek & McLaren Vale - 31/10/2014

Herbicide Drift - Sprayseed.

Weevils on flowers Langhorne Creek.

Wind Damage to a flowering inflorescence.

A grapevine moth caterpillar.
Flowering capfall beginning EL-19
Light Brown Apple Moth moving into flowers.
Downy Mildew on flowers Preflowering EL-18. McLaren Vale.
An oilspot of Downy Mildew.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Petiole Testing - Due at 80% Capfall (EL-25)


DJ’s can perform a tissue test and advise on your results for you all you need to do is:


1: Collect a paper tissue testing bag from DJ's.

2: Collect about 100 petioles (leaf stalks) with their leaves removed. Pick the petiole opposite the first bunch on the shoot.


Variety
80% Capfall (EL25) APPX. DATE

Chardonnay / Pinot
1st November
Shiraz
4th-14th November
Tempranillo
4th -14th November
Merlot
4th -14th November
Cab Sav
7th-14th November
Grenache
14th November

3: Drop in your samples in a paper bag labelled with your name, email to get the results back and the vineyard acount name.


4: Tell us any relevant information to tailor the test to your needs. Are you an organic or biodynamic grower? Has your winery had trouble with fermentation?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vineyard Monitoring Pics - Langhorne Creek - 16/10/2014

ABOVE: Parastised LBAM eggs.
ABOVE: A Light Brown Apple Moth Caterpillar.
ABOVE: Wind damage.
ABOVE & BELOW: Herbicide uptake likely from Amitrol.





ABOVE: Lacewing eggs.



ABOVE: Snails on vine trunk.

Powdery Mildew ID Photos - 16/10/2014

ABOVE & BELOW: Details of Powdery Mildew on the underside of a vine leave - October 2014.


ABOVE: Powdery on the upper surface of a vine leaf.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014