Checking Bud Mortality in Your Vineyard

Growers can determine roughly how many live or dead buds are present in vineyard to guide pruning decisions by collecting dormant canes in the vineyard and cutting buds open with a razor blade.  In the brief video presentations below from the Finger Lakes Grape Program, learn how to evaluate bud injury prior to pruning in your own vineyard.

FLGP Bud Injury Testing Part I

FLGP Bud Injury Testing Part II