Archive for August, 2012

Etna is burning

Monday, August 6th, 2012
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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
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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…)