Now that the vines show their leaves again, it's time to start with canopy management. First pass is to remove all the suckers and growth from areas not emanating from last year's wood. In a second pass we'll remove the smaller shoot if there is a double shoot growing from a single bud retained at pruning. Also lateral shoots are to be removed.
Volunteers -as always- welcome.
In the previous week we made a pass with the tractor mower and weed whacker to clean up the vineyard weeds. Herbicide was sprayed between the vines to make the control of weeds between the vines -where the mower cannot come- a bit easier.