Randy, Amanda and Shelia planted cabbage Super Red and potatoes Red LaSoda on the east side of the high tunnel. We hope the drain tile will improve the internal water drainage in that area.
We checked 100 buds of each cultivar in the Foundation Vineyard after we experienced a low of minus 6.7 degrees in February. Cold injury was minimal. Foundation Vineyard winter bud cold injury count – 100 bud samples Cultivar % killed …
Aaron Taylor and Shelia Long found holes in grape canes as they were pruning. Soon they discovered grape cane borers as well as some other insects inside the holes. For more information on this pest, see http://nysipm.cornell.edu/factsheets/grapes/pests/gcb.pdf
We reached a critical temperature in January, so we are checking the buds in the Foundation Vineyard to see if there is any injury.
We calibrated the CIMA airblast sprayer yesterday to get ready to apply sulfur in the dormant season to grapes. Randy Stout and Jeremy Emery, our field supervisors, and Jennifer Morganthaler, an MSU graduate student who works at the experiment station, …
We planted 8 cultivars of Salanova lettuce in the high tunnel on Friday, March 5.
The distillation workshop finished up yesterday, March 5 with the rest of the presentation and a distillation of a raspberry liqueur.
Despite challenging weather, the distillation workshop was held today and will continue tomorrow.
The minimum temperature recorded at the station last night was minus 6.7 degrees Fahrenheit at 6:58 am. Weather had been cold up to this point. We will check for winter bud injury on the unpruned grapes in the Foundation vineyard …
The east end of the high tunnel tends to collect water. Randy and Jeremy decided to install a tile drainage system to solve this problem. The system was installed today.