Presentation on theme: "Managing Weather Risk is Smart Business…. In 1994, when temperatures remained below zero for the first two weeks of January, Debevc said he lost 20 percent."— Presentation transcript:
Managing Weather Risk is Smart Business…
In 1994, when temperatures remained below zero for the first two weeks of January, Debevc said he lost 20 percent of everything he had planted. We lost all our Chardonnay vines and about two-thirds of our Riesling, he said. We had to replant, and it took three years for them to produce. But then we only had seven acres of vinifera. Now we have 65 acres. Weather is Making Headlines... Extreme freeze damages Ontario vineyardsExtreme freeze damages Ontario vineyards - decanter.com-13 hours ago. Freezing temperatures across Ontario have damaged vines in the Canadian province's vineyards, with some producers reporting bud loss of around 90%...Our winery has 95 to 98% bud loss, so we wont be getting grapes this year, says Tom OBrien, owner of Coopers Hawk Vineyards in Lake Erie North Shore... Ashtabula County grape growers prepare for huge losses The Star Beacon-Mar 29, We will not know the amount of damage to the vines until we warm up... Ohio wine grape losses hit hardest in Northeast... - Cleveland.comOhio wine grape losses hit hardest in Northeast... - Cleveland.com - The Plain Dealer-Mar 24, CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio grape growers – the spark of our fast-growing, $500 million wine-tourism industry -- are expecting a near-total loss... Winter's wrath threatens grape crop in Chautauqua CountyWinter's wrath threatens grape crop in Chautauqua County - Buffalo News-Feb 13, The bud damage means a smaller crop for wine grapes this year...
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