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Cook Vineyard Management Newsletter

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All of us at
CVM / Cook's Vineyard Management,
would like to wish you well and hope that you and your family
are staying safe... and sane! :-) 

 

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For your convenience
the store is open Monday through Saturday
from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


 

Our supplier is delivering cases of Toilet Paper a few times a week,
so... we've got you covered!

You can call ahead (707-938-7917) to arrange for curbside delivery.


 
Now is a great time to work on your yard and garden.   
We carry a variety of E.B.Stone soils, plant foods & fertilizers,
as well as aeration Grow Bags. 


Free Delivery in the 95476 zip code, for orders of a $100.00 or more.





Timing is everything in Farming, and in life!

Vintage 2020” will not be an exception.



 

 
This Spring's April rains,
will bring some challenges and benefits 
to our growing season. 


Heavy rains in March and April, are not uncommon.
However, most of us, would like to see those rains in March,
and not continuing into April, as this could be an issue.


Our farming plan will be adjusted, based on the current
and upcoming weather forecast and vine growth.


 
 

 Each year, we do the same tasks;
 the difference from year to year 
is the timing of the tasks.

 
2020 Farming Plan
Month Task Why                    
Jan/Feb Herbicide/Hoe Weed abatement  
Jan/Feb Pruning Renewal of clean buds and canes  
Feb/March Tie Tie renewal canes, trunks and Cordons as needed  
March Fertilize Possibly every other year depending on previous crop and petiole samples  
March-May Frost control Turn on fan when 34-degree days (number unknown)  
April Mow Weed abatement and chop up pruning’s (done in March if weather cooperates)  
April Mow/disk Depending on Growth and possibly disk (depending on weather and viticulture decision  
April Fungicide Powdery mildew control (every 18 days or depending on growth and weather)  
April Suckering Removal of the basil bud on every shoot and trunk sucker  
April Fungicide Powdery mildew control (every 18 days or depending on growth and weather)  
April Irrigation/check Turn on irrigation and check for leaks (automated program)  
May Fungicide Powdery mildew control (every 18 days or depending on growth and weather)  
May Irrigation Turn on irrigation depending on need (wait for stage growth preferred)  
May Lateral Removal Remove laterals, remove any suckers that came late and shoot tuck
May Mow/disk Depending on Growth and possibly disk (depending on weather and viticulture decision  
May Shoot Tuck Depending on timing of growth and fungicide program tuck shoots  
May Fungicide Powdery mildew control (every 18 days or depending on growth and weather)  
May Petiole Sample Take 100 petioles for sample per block or as needed  
June Fungicide Powdery mildew control (every 18 days or depending on growth and weather)  
June Lateral Removal Remove laterals, remove any suckers that came late, shoot tuck & check irrigation
June Shoot Tuck Depending on timing of growth and fungicide program tuck shoots  
June Fungicide Powdery mildew control (every 18 days or depending on growth and weather)  
July Fungicide Powdery mildew control (every 18 days or depending on growth and weather)  
July Lateral Removal Remove laterals, remove any suckers that came late, shoot tuck & check irrigation
July Drop Crop Remove extra fruit due to clumping and maturity, Hedging and tuck shoots  
July Fungicide Powdery mildew control (every 18 days or depending on growth and weather)  
August Mow/disk Weed abatement  
August Fungicide Powdery mildew control (every 18 days/depending on growth & weather), Stop at veraison  
August Drop Crop Remove extra fruit due to clumping and maturity, Hedging and tuck shoots (VTL)  
September Maintenance Order propane for Frost Fan due to weather in winter and location of tank  
September Harvest Date depends on winery and maturity/ turn off irrigation two weeks prior to harvest  
September Post-Harvest Irrigate for 12 to 24 hours depending on weather and shut down irrigation  
October Post-Harvest Plant Cover crop  
October Post-Harvest Erosion control based on erosion plan  


Heavy rains in March and April, are not uncommon.

For most of us, we would like to see that for March,
however, continuing into April could be an issue.

In one way, the extra precipitation, may seem helpful;
 in another way,
it could present a problem. 


Weather and seasonal shifts,
make it challenging, to know what to do and when.

A well laid out plan, can benefit in those decisions. 

So far this year, we are ahead of schedule in some tasks
 and delayed in others.

As always. it all depends on “Mother Nature."


  Let the games begin…


 


 

Come in and see our amazing Bird Boxes from:

  AMADOR BARN OWL BOX COMPANY



Their Green Agriculture Approach,  provides an environmentally friendly approach,
for controlling rodents,
significantly reducing crop loss
with minimal use of chemicals.

 

Rodent Control - Nature’s Way!

“Due to increasing rodent populations and a need to reduce chemical use in the field,
the
use of barn owls in agriculture, is rapidly increasing.” 


 


ANYONE LIKE GOPHERS?  VOLS?  MICE?  MOSQUITOS?
COME FIND OUT WHAT, WHERE, HOW and WHY
you can use these boxes to help control pests without using poison and insecticides.


We have the boxes here for purchase.

*ASK ABOUT INSTALLATION*



 For more information, Please Call 707-938-7917
or email: cookvineyardmnagementstore@yahoo.com





                        



 
 
 
Do you need to rent a Van or Truck? 

Need moving supplies?


 
CVM is an Authorized U-Haul Dealer
 
We can help you with your moving needs


 Call: 707-948-7917  or  707-938-7917
 

 
Have you been to CVM / Cook's lately? 

19626 Eighth Street East  Sonoma CA  95476
707.938.7917

 


  If not, drop by and see what's new!

 



COME IN AND TASTE FRESHLY HARVESTED,
PRESSED AND BOTTLED


"OLIVE SONOMA" OLIVE OIL! 



 

We have expanded our Wine and Beer Making Supplies, in addition to having a larger than ever Gift Section.  Check out our beautiful selection of Wine Country Gifts - Rosy Ring and Frasier Fir Candles and home goods, Harry Barker Dog bowls, leashes and collars, slate cheese plates, Stolzle Wine Glasses,  Olive Sonoma Olive Oil, McEvoy Ranch Products, Stonewall Kitchen Specialty Food Gifts and More!
 

OFF THE PLAZA PRICING!

 

 

Vineyard and Irrigation Supplies.

If you use it in the vineyard... we sell it at the store.

We also carry Beer and Winemaking Supplies along with Specialty gifts.

We are an Authorized Dealer!


The CVM Store, or "Cook's" as the locals call us,  is located at
19626 Eighth Street East, Sonoma. 
Our hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Monday through Saturday.

We are looking forward to serving you!  Please drop by the store or call with questions.

707-938-7917  "Cook's", The CVM Store Direct Line
707.490.8921 After Hours
cookvineyardmanagementstore@yahoo.com
cvmgrapes.com

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