Tag: grape vines

In the Vineyard: Just when you thought there would be no more frost…

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The following is a guest post by Gary Strachan, an international vineyard and winery consultant specializing in the start up of vineyards and wineries. Please see his complete bio at the end of this post! The popularity of the BC…

Climate Change-Induced Water Stress: How Leaf Position Affects Water Use Efficiency in the Grape Vine

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According to scientists, climate change will affect various parts of the world differently than one another. Specifically, in regards to the Mediterranean region (as well as many others), a decrease in annual precipitation is currently predicted, based on past data…

Some Don’t Like It Hot: Using Heat to Reduce the Spread of Phylloxera into Non-Infested Vineyards in Australia

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Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) is one of the most destructive pests for grape vines.  Historically, it has wreaked havoc on vineyards around the globe, and nearly wiped out the entire grape and wine industry in Europe (and many other parts…