New model forecasts grapevine bud break, bloom and veraison

May 7, 2017  |  Good Fruit Grower  |  Kate Prengaman

An AgWeatherNet anemometer spins from wind above a young Merlot planting northeast of Royal City, Washington, collecting data that will help predict key stages in phenological development through a new model now available to growers. <b>(TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)</b>When will your Cabernet Sauvignon reach bud break? And when should you expect your Riesling to bloom?

Every season is a little different, but Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet is now tracking what this spring’s weather means for your vines.

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