Berries Veraison (EL-34) in Malbec
near the Langhorne Creek township.
Air temperatures peaked at 43.2oC on
2/1/2015 and 41.2oC on 7/1/2015. Burn has been seen on both fruit &
leaves. Around the region we have seen an average croploss of between 3-5%. There
are some sites were we have seen significant losses (10-15% of harvest yield).
Lower leaf yellowing continues across all sites
and water stress symptoms are common. PICTURED ABOVE - Cabernet
Sauvignon before the rain 7/1/2015.
BOTRYTIS RISK INCREASED!
Rain with high humidity has
increased the risk of Botrytis Bunch Rot. The heavy rain yesterday may have caused
berry splitting. Bunches need to be checked for signs of mould. Look for areas
where there is standing water, The humidity
will stay high here for several days until the water evaporates.