• Pinot Noir

    Michigan grape scouting report – Aug. 26, 2020

    Published on August 26, 2020

    The warm, sunny weather has allowed sugar to accumulate in fruit. In southern Michigan, harvest of some early hybrid varieties will begin in the next one to two weeks.

  • Red grape cultivars bird damage

    Bird damage reduction strategies utilizing viticultural practices

    Published on August 25, 2020

    Bird damage begins around veraison and continues until late fall/winter when grapes are harvested for ice-wine production. If you don't have bird control, crop losses can reach up to 95% and 60% in red and white varieties, respectively.