Friday, July 10, 2009
3rd year in a row with very dry conditions
We haven't had any measurable rain since early June. Luckily we got about 3 inches of a nice slow rain at that time to give the vines a good start.
One benefit of the dry weather, has been very little disease pressure. Even the humidity has been low, so powdery mildew hasn't been much of a problem either. As of July 5, I finished putting my irrigation system is in place. So I should survive lack of rain much better than in the last two years. However, I think the farmers in the area sure could use an inch or two of rain right now though.
Posted by Jerrold at 4:48 PM