Backyard fruit care tips for summer season with Vijai Pandian (August 16, 2019)

Grapes. Photo credit: Jonas Janner Hamann, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Bugwood.org

By mid- to late summer the grapevine smothers out the fruit clusters and tends to outgrow beyond its trellis. This leads to poor air circulation around the plant, blocking light penetration and paving the way to fungal diseases like downy mildew and powdery mildew that decimate the fruits. Selective leaf removal around the fruit clusters … Link to full article.

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