Missouri Wineries Grape GrowingAugusta MO Wineries Hermann MO Wineries St Louis MO Etc
missouriwinery1 Missouri WineriesThe Experts at Chandler Hill a Missouri winery talk grape growing. More info 636798CORK.Also St. Louis MO, Augusta Mo Wineries, Hermann MO wineries, St. Genevieve MO wineries. Hi I'm Adam Burns with Chandler Hill Vineyards,the closest of the Missouri wineries to St. Louis. I often get questions about our wineries products,services or the winery itself People ask quot;What are the perfect growing conditionsfor MO grapeséquot; The answeré
The ideal temperature is a high in the upper80s and low in the mid 60s. The Missouri climate makes the state a great place for grapes.As any Missouri native can tell you, the state has long, hot summers with good sun exposure.This paired with the thin rocky Ozark soil is excellent for growing grapes. If you're on a quest to discover the bestMissouri wineries, then you're likely to visit the Hermann MO Wineries, Augusta MO Wineriesand the St. Genevieve MO Wineries. You might even check out some near Rock Port too, butif you live close to St. Louis and you're looking for a romantic getaway in Missouriwhy travel further than you needé
Also, If you run a business and you're lookingfor St. Louis activities to take you're team to, or if you're a maid of honor or brideto be and are looking for St. Louis wedding venues, or St. Louis wedding reception venuesthen look no further than Chandler Hill Vineyards, one of the best St. Louis attractions. For more information regarding our vineyards,visit us at the winery or online at chandlerhillvineyards Also, if you would like to get our specialoffer go to MissouriWinery1 .
Over Wintering Strategies New vineyard management practices
Light, electronic music fades in. Narrator: Canadian winters can be tough on wine grape vines. A single extreme cold snapcan damage vines and reduce crop yields by 20 to 30%. When temperatures drop below 20 for an extended period, the whole crop is at risk. And it takes two years for a vine to recover, amounting to a significant financial loss for growers and vintners. Carl Bogdanoff and his team at the Pacific AgriFood Research Centre, in Summerland, British Columbia. .are working with grape growers to better protect vines against the deep freeze. Carl Bogdanoff: In the past, say about 30 years ago, the wine industry was fairly small.
.and also was based on winter hardy hybrid varieties. .which produced fairly medium quality wines. The wine industry here in British Columbia decided to focus primarily on. .quality and to do that they replanted all their vineyards with premium vitus vinifera varieties. .such as merlot, cab franc, chardonnay. All those wine varieties that we know and love. Vitus vinifera can tolerate some freezing but they are seriously tested when temperatures become record low temperatures. And when we do get these really freezing temperatures, grape buds are killed. .vine tissue is damaged, the flowum or zylum or even the roots are damaged, or the vine could be totally killed outright. Narrator: It is a multidisciplined initiative that is fully engaged with the industry.
The team monitors temperatures and bud hardiness at many locations across the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys. Participating growers receive a biweekly, bud hardiness report for major wine grape varieties. They use this information to assess risk of winter injury before and during an arctic event. .to help them decide when to operate fans that draw warmer air into vineyards. Knowing bud damage levels also helps in deciding how much to prune. Carl Bogdanoff: Last winter, this vine was compromised. It's flowum and zylum cells were damaged. It wasn't completely girdled, so this vine broke bud.
.sent up some shoots and had some crops but when it got really hot this summer. .this vine totally collapsed and now is dead. Narrator: Additionally, the research team collects data in several other current research projects. .that are looking at the effects on hardiness of rootstocks and varietal selections. .irrigation practices, use of fans to mix air in the vineyards. .amount of crop on the vines, ground cover between vine rows, disease. .leaf removal and cluster positioning. .and how a plant hormone, one that improves grape colour, is also contributing to bud hardiness.
Mike Watson: Anything we can do to make the vines hardier, even by 2 or 3 degrees. .is huge. It's the difference between up to 50% damage. .and replanting crop loss to having a total successful year in the succeeding year. Carl Bogdanoff: It is really important that we understand. .how we can help these vines weather these cold snaps that occur periodically. .and to develop new vineyard management practices that can improve the cold hardiness of the grape vine.
Narrator: Each summer, the team's interim results are presented at the BC Wine Grape Council's Enology and Viticulture Trade Show. Final results will be made available to growers in 2019. For Canadian vintners, smart science ensures you can enjoy Canadian wines room temperature or chilled. Light, electronic music continues. Light, electronic music fades out. Light, electronic music fades out..
How to Grow Kiwi
Hi, I'm Tricia, an organic gardener. Today I'm going to plant a kiwi vine. Kiwis are originally from Asia, but did you know that you can plant one right here in North America in your backyardé One kiwi vine will produce 50 100 pounds of fruit! Site selection is important. You want to put kiwis in full sun, but you don't want to plant them in any kind of cold microclimate, because even though they're hardy down to zone 4, which is about 30 degrees below zero, they can get frost damage after they break dormancy.
They must have well drained soil. Dig a hole the same size as the root system. So we're going to put the kiwi in the hole and we don't wanna add any fertilizer. These roots can easily be burned bynitrogen. Plant the kiwi to the same level it was planted in the nursery. Don't mound up the the soil around the trunk, because that can kill the vine. Kiwis are vines and they're trained and prunedlike the Muscadine grapes, and if you're only planting one like I am,make sure it's self pollinating.
Pergolas, or a Tbar trellis, are the twomost popular ways of trellising kiwis, but feel free to experiment. The only requirement is that you're ableto get to them to prune easily. Prune the vine back to a single cane andthat's going to be our trunk. Like a grape vine, a kiwi vine should betrained with a nice straight trunk. I'm putting in this bamboo stake to helptrain my little vine. Don't allow your kiwi to wrap around thestake however. Make sure and give your kiwi fruit a lot of water. I'm installing this Olson sprinkler, which works great.
Your hardy kiwi vine will produce fuzzless fruit a little smaller than what you find in the grocery store, and if you need to protect it from frost after it breaks dormancy, try these Agribon frost blanketsand Grow Organic for Life!.