29 July, 2015
Treatments and disease
Some times you ask us how much we treat the plants.
Especially those of you who actually grow vines yourselves know how many different sorts of disease you may have to deal with.
A lot of it we actually don't deal with.
This is an example.
I might be a bit scared of these dots. There are many of them as you see, and they are more or less all over one of our vineyards.
It is a disease called erinose.
Another one is oidium or powdery mildew and it is worse.
Since the month of May the Comité Champagne has issued warnings to watch the spread of it. At the moment approximately 20% of the plots are concerned with at least one cluster touched. This funghus destroys the grapes, so you must treat against it or loose your yields.
The other one, Erinose, is less destructive. Apart from looks, it does not really matter, so we leave it as it is.