1- AUGUST: veraison, ripening.
The field does not stop, in August either.
Description of the work to be carried out in the vineyard during the month of August.
2- Vegetation control
If the vigor has not been controlled effectively and there is shading of the fruit, make a topping.
3- Phytosanitary treatments
Control of pests and diseases . Continue with phytosanitary treatments if necessary.
Control soil moisture . If a strategy with a water deficit was being carried out, it should be finalized and provided with abundant irrigation to increase soil moisture levels.
Water consumption in this phase is high.
5- New plantations
Continue training in young vineyards .
New plantations: Deep work to prepare the land for new plantations.
Prepare and paint the grape reception containers with food grade paint.
Start the control of the ripening of the grapes: º Baumé, pH and acidity.
Carry out a weekly ripening control.
Confirm and organize the availability of personnel , grape harvesters, trailers and transport.
Inspection of the vineyard with a winery technician and assess corrective actions if necessary.
One week before harvest , make an estimate of the production according to the average weight of the bunches and inform the winery.