Local winegrowers worried rain could damage crops
David Lucas shows his Zinfandel grapes, which are now threatened by Monday morning's rain. When grapes become wet there is a chance that they could fall victim to bunch rot, a fungus that can grow in the clusters and thrive on the available sugars and moisture. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Monday, September 14, 2009 10:00 pm
Water is life, but too much during winegrape harvest season can
create too much life and become a grower's worst nightmare.
Monday morning Lodi received roughly two-tenths of an inch of
rain. The precipitation has some winegrowers uneasy about their
Monday, September 14, 2009 10:00 pm.