April 2014 Issue of Wines & Vines

Role of soil moisture at bud break

by Hemant Gohil, WSU-IAREC, Prosser, Wash.
practical winery vineyard

Scant rainfall during winter or early spring can result in stunted shoots and poor fruit set in grapevines. Crop losses of up to 50% have been observed in some vineyards after a dry winter.


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