Seasonal update 2022: veraison, tissue sampling and fungal disease management

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

At the beginning of last week, the earliest hybrid grapes started to change their consistency and color, berries are becoming softer and reddish and yellowish tonalities are everywhere, in other words veraison is here! On the other hand, as commonly happens, Vitis vinifera varieties are slightly behind and the first changes might start at the end of this week or beginning of the next one depending on the local conditions. Moreover, this is the proper time to take tissue samples for nutritional analysis and to see if it’s necessary to supply in case of lacking or missing some nutrients. Even though this will sound repetitive for our growers and the loyal Nova Scotia Grape Blog readers, it’s important to keep an eye in the fungal diseases, especially Downy Mildew, and not to forget the applications against Botrytis.