Category: In the Vineyards

Vineyard Row Cover Crop

As part of our LIVE sustainable certification, we limit the number of raw materials (inputs such as pesticides, fertilizer, water, chemicals, fuel, etc.) used in vineyard and winery production. We strive to develop proactive and preventative, sustainable agricultural practices. These include the use of integrated pest management, beneficial cover crops, and manual weed control. Instead

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Around the Vineyard: Budding and Flowering

FLOWERING   Depending on temperatures, 40–80 days after bud break the process of flowering begins with small flower clusters appearing on the tips of the young shoots looking like buttons. Flowering occurs when average daily temperatures stay between 59–68 °F which in Eastern WA is generally around May. A few weeks after the initial clusters appear,

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