Archive for August, 2012

Etna is burning

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Bushfire damage in Andrea Franchetti’s vineyard

Living here more than 10 years now, the summer has become a permanent stress period with bushfires threatening crop and vineyards. (more…)

Canopy management during hot summers

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Bushvine at Barbabecchi (910m. asl) tied up to the pole

Canopy management is very important for a number of reasons: sanitary cleanliness of the fruit on the vines, hydric well-being of the vine during warm and dry summers and protection of the grape clusters against hot wind/temperature during summer. (more…)