1. Heat units for Oregon vineyards 17 to 31 days earlier than average

    Great Northwest Wine (Sep 5 2013)

    1. Heat units for Oregon vineyards 17 to 31 days earlier than average

       Greg Jones, one of the wine world’s top climatologists, reported that growing degree-day accumulation through Aug. 31 ranged from 17 to 30 days earlier than average in four major regions for Oregon vineyards.

      “In other words, we would not expect to reach these growing degree-day numbers until the third week to the end of September,” the University of Southern Oregon professor wrote in the latest update he distributed Tuesday to the wine industry from his Ashland office.

      The heat unit totals for the four areas Jones highlighted in his report ranged from 14 to 22 percent higher than the ...

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