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    Oh ok thank veggie chicken
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    Grapes drying up-c4ebd3c2-f5b7-4855-b0d3-e9f444eefc42.jpgoh great, just worked. Here are some photos I took todayGrapes drying up-1d46c7b9-752f-44f5-9231-055ebd976d5f.jpg
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    Well, the big ones are better than mine.
    Actually, the small shrivelled ones are better than mine
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    Hi Linden,

    Thanks for the pictures. It looks to me and I am no expert, that it is a germination problem rather than dry roots. Did you have rain during the flowering period? I have just had a look at the books and there are four possibilities. One, a Boron deficiency which interferes with pollen tube growth. Seaweed spray is a source of Boron. Two, SO4 rootstock can be bad at taking up Magnesium which interferes with pollination. Epsom salts in the spray is a source of Magnesium. Three, coulure which is usually a problem with certain varieties but could also be a lack of Molybdenum also in seaweed spray I believe. Four, Millerandage (hen and chickens) caused by cold or wet weather during flowering but may also be a Molybdenum deficiency. Looking on the bright side, the grapes you have look really good and some growers will, believe it or not, welcome less grapes to produce a better wine. It is too late now to solve the problem but next year when you spray add seaweed and Epsom salts. Let us know how the harvest goes.

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    Great , thanks for that. Seaweeds definitely on the menu then next year. Do you spray from bud burst or when flowering? And yes I agree that the thinned bunches hopefully should produce better quality grapes

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    Hi Linden,
    I spray from the time leaves are 50p size up to the time just before the flowers open and start again when flowering has ended.

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    Here’s some pictures of my grapes at home, these have no issues and they are 6or7 years oldGrapes drying up-af91312f-e7e1-4804-9361-49de1b87249a.jpgGrapes drying up-8bf2d980-b8a3-4424-af6f-863057b1bdb2.jpg
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    Very nice, what variety?

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