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Old 29-05-2005, 09:39 PM
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I'm a newcomer to grapevines, but have a vineyard of 3 acres to care for now, as the guy who used to do it doesn't want to anymore. I've done all the winter pruning, tying down, weedkilling and spraying with fungicide and sulphur - my neighbour now tells me that I should take care of the "double bouchons" (translates as double caps/corks/traffic jams) - does anyone have a clue what that is?

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I'm a newcomer to grapevines, but have a vineyard of 3 acres to care for now, as the guy who used to do it doesn't want to anymore. I've done all the winter pruning, tying down, weedkilling and spraying with fungicide and sulphur - my neighbour now tells me that I should take care of the "double bouchons" (translates as double caps/corks/traffic jams) - does anyone have a clue what that is?

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Hi John, I'm seeing some French friends tonight and will ask them for you , then hopefully I can do the same for all of my (four) vines

jay jay, sw france
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Hi John, I'm seeing some French friends tonight and will ask them for you , then hopefully I can do the same for all of my (four) vines

jay jay, sw france
sorry, no luck, noone had a clue(
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sorry, no luck, noone had a clue(
Thanks jay jay - I have now found out that they consist of more than one shoot coming out of the same bus (there are usually 8-10 buds on each "lat") and you get rid of the one that is least in line with the row you are working on. My guy from the local winery tells me that this is over-elaborate so I needn't bother! Instead, he tells me that there is a legal requirement to spray in June against "cicadelles de flavescence doree", which I've now done - let me know if you want any details.


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