Friday, September 22, 2006

This week: 22nd Sept.

Weather Report Week Ending 22/9/06

Maximum Temperature for the week 29.3C (85F) on Mon.
Minimum Temperature for the week 5.4C (41F) on Thur.
Rainfall for the Week 0.8mm (2 points) 0 days of rain.
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

Our dry winter continues with no sign of the substantial rainfall we desperately need. So far this month Nuriootpa has only had 12.6 mm (36 points) of rain, our driest september in the last 10 years (1999) we had 44.8 mm (128 points). We need a big downpour in the next week to get anywhere near that.

This week in the vineyard :

This week we have been doing trellis repairs and continuing to mow down covercrop. I have also been preparing to put out our first fungicide spray. The photo at top shows the same shoot that I photographed last week - things are growing very rapidly now!

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