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July 1, 2006

Dropping Cab Franc Fruit

Got started on dropping the cab franc fruit and what a huge difference from the viognier. The increased vigor of the cab franc is making it take much longer to drop the fruit, around 2 hours per row (80 vines per row.) So I got three rows done and then it was time to get the sprayer filled up to apply the latest dosage of fungicides, as well as the epsom salts (magnesium sulfate as foliar fertilizer) and some sevin for the japanese beetles. Rates were:

Microthiol Special - rate 4 lb per acre
Dithane DF Rainshield Nt - rate 4 lb per acre
Magnesium Sulfate - rate 4 lb per acre
Sevin - rate 1 oz per gallon

This is the last application of the Dithane since it has a 66-day PHI (pre-harvest interval) thus I'll be modifying the spray program next application.

Posted by Stephen at July 1, 2006 10:52 PM