With the 2023 growing season well underway, Napa growers are studying the vintage characteristics to date to help track trends. Below are a few highlights so far:
A Seasonal Reminder from the Napa Valley Grapegrowers
While the weather may be cool now, the clusters will need protection from the sun during the late summer and early fall months, so crews should be prudent when making canopy management passes during the next few weeks of the growing season.
BAAQMD Ag Burn Extension | June 30
Due to the late rains this spring, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) extended the date growers could conduct agricultural burns for crop replacement or pruning and attrition until June 30. For more information on NVG's Best Practices for Low-Smoke Agricultural Burns, see below.
Prescribed Burn Association Community Meetings
The Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is hosting a series of community meetings this summer as the first step in developing a Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) in Napa County. The next meeting will be held via Zoom on June 28 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
If you have any questions or would like to be added to the PBA mailing list, please reach out to Danielle Ashton of the Napa RCD (firstname.lastname@example.org).