Harvest is rapidly coming to an end around the region and we hope that yields and quality have met or exceeded expecations. With the heavy rain over the weekend most areas have now had from 70 mm up to 130 mm during the past week. This rain has negated the requirement for any further post harvest irrigation and we have now finished monitoring for the season.
We thank all our customers for using the service this season and look forward to working with you again in the spring. If you require new sites, would like to know more about Sentek continual monitoring probes, would like to review the season's scheduling with me or discuss strategies or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Jim Mercer. 22/4/13
This weekly data is based on all sites following the standard irrigation strategy for grapes in Marlborough. The standard irrigation strategy for grapes involves good soil moisture at flowering and then slowly drying out to be at REFILL near veraison and maintain soil moisture around the REFILL line until harvest.
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Crop Use (mm)
Jim Mercer (027) 484 0151 Ho Scorgie (027) 602 7456
Viv Patchett (027) 530 9529 Kaye Williams (027) 484 3033