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June 18, 2006

First Spray With The CIMA

Wow. It was worth it. New tractor and new sprayer are so awesome that spraying the vineyard is now actually a very enjoyable task. Headphones on listening to my MP3 player, chilling in the nice air conditioned cab riding up and down the rows. It took a little practice to be able to make the turns at the top of the hill with the new weight of the sprayer on the back, but after a couple of rows it was no problem. I just have to lift the bucket of the front end loader up high enough to clear the end brace construction in order to get around. A little tricky, but definitely doable (on dry ground that is...)

Prior to the spraying I finished suckering the viognier, so next weekend I'll start on the cab franc. Good times!

Microthiol Special - rate 4 lb per acre
Dithane DF Rainshield Nt - rate 4 lb per acre

Posted by Stephen at June 18, 2006 10:02 PM