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OMAFRA: Weathering the cold in vineyards

February 14, 2023  By Fruit & Vegetable

With the high levels of cold injury seen in Niagara last year and the recent cold snap, many grape growers are concerned about winter injury.

The good news for grape growers is that, compared to the 2021 crop, harvest in 2022 wrapped up early and saw much less rainfall. As a result, OMAFRA tender fruit and grape specialist Kathryn Carter believes the vines had ample time to harden off in preparation for this winter.

However, she does note it’s important to keep in mind that some of the vines that were damaged last year, may be more vulnerable to cold injury this year, and may be more susceptible to cold injury at warmer temperatures. |READ MOREĀ 


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