Winter injury woes

 

Last week, Bill shared an update about apple blossoms, which appear to be showing some signs of winter injury. Apples are not the only crop that has experienced some damage. Many unprotected blackberry canes throughout the northeast have been killed (though the crowns are enthusiastically sending up new primocanes). Raspberry winter injury is evident on some varieties (the dead tips in the photo below are a clear sign of winter damage).

Grapes may have also experienced some damage. Tim Martinson from Cornell University just posted a new article on Managing Winter-Injured Vines  to the Northern New York Grape Management Update blog – those with grapes should check it out, as I suspect that it is relevant to several NH growers as well.

'Taylor' raspberries, showing winter injury at the tips of canes

‘Taylor’ raspberries, showing winter injury at the tips of canes

 

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