Tuesday, September 26, 2006

This week: 29nd Sept.

Weather Report Week Ending 29/9/06
Maximum Temperature for the week 24.4C (76F) on Tue.
Minimum Temperature for the week 3.5C (39F) on Mon.
Rainfall for the Week 8.0mm (23 points) 2 days of rain.
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

Another teasing amount of rain this week. Just enough to keep everything green but not enough to help the looming problem of insufficient moisture levels.

This week in the vineyard :

We have put out our first fungicide spray this week (a Copper & sulfur protectant). We are also modifying the trellis in some of our white varieties to add a catch wire to help improve shading of the fruit. We have been running trials of this system in a number of different varieties for a couple of years, with very good results.

No comments: