Cold snap in Moldova can worsen the quality of table grapes


Cold snap in Moldova can worsen the quality of table grapes

09/18/2020

Increased humidity in combination with large fluctuations in day and night temperatures can lead to cracking of grapes

At the end of the week, the first autumn frosts are expected in Moldova – minus 1-2 degrees Celsius at night. In some regions, light precipitation is not excluded. At the same time, the daytime temperature, according to the meteorological forecast, may rise to plus 20. According to experts of viticultural associations, an increase in humidity in combination with large differences in day and night temperatures can lead to cracking of berries.

In a sense, it is paradoxical that crops in intensive vineyards are more at risk. On many of them, the irrigation season has only recently been discontinued, and the mass collection of products began just the other day. The berries in these vineyards are larger and more juicy, but less dense. Accordingly, they are more vulnerable to sudden changes in weather, mechanical damage and diseases (the spread of which many vineyards have managed to prevent until now).

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In the current situation, winegrowers may have to take care of accelerating the harvesting campaign, which this year began a week or a decade later than usual. In addition, the most developed enterprises, which have a more or less qualified labor force in sufficient quantity, should improve the sorting of products already in the process of harvesting in the vineyards.

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