What benefits does the snow have on the vineyard?
This wave of cold has brought us a good snowfall in Buenavista. The landscape is transformed, becomes magical, with a powerful attraction that pushes us out to capture the moment.
The joy is greater if we think of the benefits of snow in the vineyard. Not only because it supposes a water reserve for the vineyard but also for its phytosanitary value for the prevention of diseases.
During the winter, in which the vineyard is in a vegetative stop, the fungi and insects protect themselves from the low temperatures in the bark of the vines waiting for the heat to come again. The snow and the low temperatures are enemies of these parasites that suffer and die with the snowfall.
In addition, the water contribution of snow is a contribution of quality since the thaw occurs slowly and slowly as the ambient temperature increases, allowing the soil to be soaked with a more effective and efficient use. And, as it is a precipitation that falls smoothly, the soil hardly suffers erosion, nor causes damage to the vine, quite the opposite happens with heavy rains and hailstones.
On the other hand, the accumulation of snow in the vineyard ensures the vegetative stoppage of the plant and forces it to a beneficial rest while reducing the future impact of the pests.
Thus, we recorded on the state the coldest day of this year on January 18, with a minimum temperature of -10.1°C and a maximum temperature of 4.4 ° C, which was accompanied by snow precipitations the next day.