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Springtime and buds are bursting everywhere

To spray or not to spray.

Last year with the severe gales in spring and the following summer drought growth was restricted on the vineyard and athe vines struggled. We have tried not to use roundup under the vines for the last three years and purchased an undervine mower to help cope with the grass and weeds. This was only partially successful and very time consuming. This year we have sprayed out most of the rows under the vines and will also cultivate between some of the rows as well. If the predicted very hot summer eventuates this will help to reduce the overall transpiration.
As we don't irrigate our vines managing the cover crop is very important. .