Serving Growing Ohios Grape and Wine Industry
Last January, January 6ththe official day of the polar vortex we experienced really damaging temperatures.Anywhere from around twenty below zero to about sixteen below zerowhere it killed the fruiting buds and it killed actual grape vines.And we've never experienced any damage like this before.And we've never we really didn't know the extentof the damage on the vines until April May in that time frame when we didn't see anybuds developing and even some of thetrunks cracked.
But the impact of that was dramaticwe have no crop at all in our vinifera and we grow varieties like Chardonnay, PinotNoir, Cabernet Franc, Rieslingand without any grapes, we were forced to buya lot of grapes. But it's had a huge impactas far as the grape production not to mention the actual wine losswhich is two or three years spanning. Because in some of the vineyardsthat will have to be replaced from the ground up
with new vines we will not get the first crop is three to four years out.So the impact is just dramatic and millions and millions of dollars.Actually in the viticulture program at Ohio Stateone of our focus of the research is cold hardiness of grapes.So really that's one of my expertise in this fieldof learning more about how grapes cope with freezing with cold in general.After this cold event our growers really needed a lot of help in terms of how to not onlyassess
the damage but also how to deal with the vinesthat are damaged. And we conducted a lot of workshops just toshow them how to prune the vines. Our relationship with Ohio State goes wayback in the 1980'sWe've had a long standing relationship with ongoing research in the wineryand in the vineyards. Currently with Imed Damiour research stems lately from the cold winter vortexwhere we've had a lot of the vines killed and damagedfrom the minus twenty degree temperatures.
Current research is kind of involved tothe extent of the damage to determine the actual damage andto have pruning studies done to see what was the best way to prunethese injured vines. We have not had temperatures that coldsince 1994 here and myself and a lot of the grape growershave not experienced this cold damage. So we need research to help uskind of figure out what's the next step and see what our future is in these vineyards.
Plant and Grow Roses Grow a beautiful Garden with Scarlett
Welcome to how to grow a garden. I'm Scarlett Today I want to talk to you about planting a rose. Now I dug a hole twice the size of the rose. I through in a banana a nice brown banana. And Now I am going to through in a large bucket of finished compost. Roses are full sun lovers. Do you know thaté Yes they are.
And they requite at least 6 hours of sun every day 🙂 Make sure that the soil you use is something you can really compact you can really squish in and make it firm. You don't want a plant thats wiggly. when the wind ones along, if you've used something like potting soil that really light and fluffy Not this but something really light and fluffy. when the wind comes along it will blow over your tree and rose, whatever it is you've potted in. I filled the hold with water. Now what I'd ideally like to do is wait until it drains out and then fill it again.
I am noticing that its not draining as fast as I want which means that I have Very dense soil. When planting a rose You want to take that rose and put in into water and let it soak for at least two hours. I am going to turn it over and hope that it's wet enough that it's going to fall right out. Give it a little squish roll it where the rose hits the root, chances there are no thorns there.
mind you there is about half a cm higher. Sorry, about half an inch higher. So that's a place where you can kind of hold it. there we go It's out of its pot Now Next thing Let see if I need to unwound some of these roots. It looks pretty good
I'll just take off a little bit here at the bottom quot;Teese the rootsquot; as they say. Take my extra soil and through that in there. I want that down at the bottom where the roots are going to be so there is a certain amount of good soil under neath the rose. Now I've also put the hole as far back as possible coz I really want to attach this on to the barn its self. Just put it in and put the dirt back on top
squish it in tight and I am done. So lets see how easy that is. It's heavy, heavy and covered in thorns. Also, I want the back, I think that's the back flat agents the wall. Yes! That's better. way up in that edge. Now I don't want to put the dandelion back in. But the rest of this stuff is just going to all go back in here.