The Hobby Vineyard Status | Reporting Mid-July Growth

  • Warm weather with afternoon monsoonal showers.
  • Daytime temeratures in 90° fahrenheit range, cooling into the 60° range overnight.
  • Grapes are on schedule for ripening, averaging 1° brix per week.
  • 2.37″ of rain from July 1 through July 16
  • Low pressure from insects and disease.
  • Applied bird netting 2 weeks ago – minimal damage to date.
  • Signs of Tomato Horn Worms and Grape Leaf Skeletonizers. Spraying with Bacillus thuringiensis every 7 days beginning last week at first sign of pests.

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