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Guest Blog from Viticulturist/PCA, Kelsey Ryan: Owl Boxes

April 14, 2015

When producing wine grapes, it is a primary concern of the grape grower to protect their crop from native and invasive pests including insects, diseases and animals. At Laetitia, we make every effort to implement a long-term, successful and safe approach to managing pests, while also protecting the habitat we farm on. Encouragement of beneficial […]

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Guest Blog from Viticulturist, Kelsey Ryan: Falconry

August 6, 2014

As soon as wine grapes begin to develop color and accumulate sugar (veraison), the grape berries become highly attractive to native and migrating birds, including finches and European Starlings. Several techniques can be used to deter birds from damaging the crop. Bird netting is effective but usually can’t entirely exclude birds from accessing the crop. […]

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