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Pruning after Winter Damage

  The 2009 winter freeze provided the viticulture group at OSU an opportunity to assess the damage and conduct pruning trials to evaluate and identify the best pruning method when primary bud damage is more than 75%.  Cane hedging by leaving all spurs with 5 buds each, was the best pruning strategy in this case and produced balanced vines the same year of injury and vines recovered better and were easy to prune the following year.  Read more in this article:  Wines & Vines article.