Saturday, November 18, 2006

This week: 17th. Nov.

Weather Report Week Ending 17/11/06
Maximum Temperature for the week 31.7C (88F) on Sat.
Minimum Temperature for the week 3.3C (38F) on Tue.
Rainfall for the Week 21.6mm (62 points) 5 days of rain.
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

At last a good downpour of rain. We recorded 17mm of rain on Sunday, it rained for more than 7 hours, we had virtually no run off. It will help our frost affected vines to recover, we had new growing tips showing less than 2 days after the rain. It would be really nice to get another fall like this one in the next couple of weeks.

This week in the vineyard:
All of our vines have now finished flowering. Because of the rain we have been out spraying fungicide to prevent downy & powdery mildew. Next week we will have summer weeds germinating, which will need to be dealt with. This week's photo is of a Chardonnay bunch nearly at bunch closure, already!

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