Viticulture Blessing Programs
These programs are for when you are planting and setting up a new vineyard, or you already have a well-established vineyard that’s in need of a boost for the health & wellness of your vines, or you want to upgrade the quality of your grapes to upgrade the quality of your wines. The Viticulture Blessing Programs are specifically tailored to the needs of your vineyard.
For the past 30 years, Grapevine trunk diseases (GTDs) are considered the most destructive diseases of grapevines and are of rapidly growing concern in all wine producing countries. The worldwide economic cost for the replacement of dead grapevines is roughly estimated to be in excess of 1.5 billion dollars per year (Hofstetter et al., 2012).
Up until some decades ago, grapevine trunk diseases normally damaged mainly old plants, and the substitution of affected vines with healthy ones was a common and efficient way of restricting the spread of the disease. This is now no longer the case.
For example, in Argentina there was a national study done in 2008. Results showed that in 30% of vineyards that were more than 10 years (representing 81% of total vineyard area) the “hoja de malvón” was found (Van den Bosch et al., 2011). That was 11 years ago and since then it is on the rise.
Nowadays, trunk diseases of grapevines appear often in vineyards that are over 7 years old (Díaz and LaTorre, 2013.)
In recent years, these diseases have been observed to be in rapid extension and to affect even 2 or 3 year old plants.
“Vine trunk diseases are very harmful for the sustainability of the winemaking heritage because the pathogens responsible for these diseases attack the long-lasting organs, causing the death of vines on shorter or longer term. Esca, Eutypa and Botryosphaeria dieback are the leading players of these decay diseases. As well as mature vineyards being affected, those being planted as replacement can also be affected. Others like Petri disease or Black-foot disease (Campylocarpon, Cylindrocladiella, Dactylonectria, Ilyonectria and Neonectria spp.) are major diseases affecting young vineyards, reducing their productivity and longevity, thereby causing considerable economic loss to the industry (Gramaje and Armengol, 2011).”
– Grapevine Trunk Diseases A Review: April 2016
The general symptoms express themselves at the wood level through sectorial and/or central necrosis, by the presence of brown streaking or cankers, and at the foliar level by discoloration and drying, which can occur suddenly (Larignon et al., 2009, Mugnai et al., 1999).
The life cycle and epidemiology are very similar for all the known fungi that cause trunk diseases (Berstch et al., 2013). These diseases are cryptic and their symptoms usually take several years to develop. As such they are insidious, and difficult to observe.
The banning of sodium arsenate which was the only know means of controlling Esca, has led to a rise in the incidence of mortality rates from the 5th year in plots where the sodium arsenate treatments have ceased.
Pruning wounds are the main point of entry for fungal spores, but also invasion of mechanical and frost wounds are possible. They subsequently grow, decay the wood and slowly kill the vines. Fruiting bodies produced in dead wood and their spores are released in the presence of water, dispersed by wind, and finally, could infect fresh new wounds (Rolshausen and Kiyomoto, 2007).
Also of relevance is the assumption that the involved fungi are endophytic, which implies that they may live asymptomatically a part of their life in a plant, but should then, at some point and associated with plant stress, modify their behavior and become pathogenic, thereby leading to the expression of the disease symptoms (Hofstetter et al., 2012).
Evaluation of declining young vineyards has revealed that many factors are involved in the poor performance of vines. These factors have been divided into three major groups:
- Nursery induced stress (structural vine defects, extended cold storage, limited vine carbohydrates and pot-bound root systems)
- Vineyard establishment and management stresses (inadequate ground preparation, incorrect planting, inappropriate irrigation and nutritional deficiencies or excesses) and
- Biological stresses (nematodes, root-colonizing fungal pathogens, viruses, rootstock/scion incompatibilities, or fungal trunk pathogens). Research shows that fungal trunk pathogens are now considered one of the major causes of this syndrome.
The main fungal trunk diseases associated with young grapevine decline are Black-foot disease and Petri disease. Field symptoms of Black-foot or Petri disease affected vines are frequently indistinguishable. External symptoms include stunted growth, reduced vigor, retarded or absent sprouting, shortened internodes, sparse and chlorotic foliage (loss of greenness due to chlorophyll deficiency) with necrotic margins, wilting, and dieback.
Environmental factors and host stress such as malnutrition, poor drainage, soil compaction, heavy crop loads on young plants, planting of vines in poorly prepared soil and improper plant holes also play an important part in the development of Black-foot and Petri diseases.
Detection of fungi involved in young vine decline and their spread through propagation
material has been of particular concern for researchers. Studies are now indicating that planting material is already infected in young vineyards, either systemically from infected mother vines or by contamination during the propagation process.
The presence of endogenous pathogens in planting material in newly established vineyards has been recognized as a cause of poor vine vigor, lower than acceptable yields, and commensurate reductions in income and return on capital. Infected parent material used for vine propagation means that a very high proportion of new vineyards will be affected. Even if these vineyards do not fail to establish, it is likely that vines will begin to decline as they mature.
Vine diseases can have a serious impact on your vineyard
E.g. Grapevine Trunk Disease (GTD), other fungi such as rot and mildew and Leafroll Disease (LD). These diseases can lead to:
- Diminished roots & reduction in root biomass & root hairs
- Damage to the trunk and leaves
- Chlorosis of the leaves → (insufficient chlorophyll little or no ability to manufacture carbohydrates through photosynthesis)
- Reduction in the strength and integrity of roots, stems & leaves
These factors adversely impact the uptake of nutrients, which is vital for the survival, health and proliferation of the vines. Chlorophyll is the pigment that plays a vital role in the conversion of the sun’s energy into sugar, which is used by plants and trees for all metabolic processes including growth and defense.
- Reduction in the amount of grapes produced
- Damage to the grapes themselves/Loss of grapes
- Altered pigmentation
- Delay in ripening of the grapes
- Reduction in the nutrient content of the grapes including reduction in sugar
- Necrosis (cell & tissue death) causes the leaves, stems & other parts to darken and wilt. Necrosis weakens the plant and makes it more susceptible to other diseases and pests
If mild – the impact can affect up to 20% of your vineyard
If moderate – the impact can be between 20 – 50%
If severe – the impact can be between 60 – 95%
The outcome…. DEVASTATING
Mild & Moderate Disease → Reduction in crop & reduction in yield
Severe Disease → Loss of crop & loss of yield
Loss of productivity
Loss of time
Cost of replacement including removal & replanting
HUGE financial loss $$$$
What can we do about this?
Eradication of this issue is very complex and in fact, up to now there has been no effective treatment found.
Implementing appropriate prophylactic measures both in the nursery and in the vineyard is essential to limit the spread of these diseases but what else is available?
Is there a solution?
The solution is Life Force Energy Healing
(Also known as the Trivedi Effect®)
Since 2015, Dezi has been involved in science research and has participated in several experiments to authenticate her Life Force Energy healing abilities (known as Biofield Energy Healing Treatments.) As from 2016 she has been published in American peer- reviewed scientific journals and is an accepted Biofield Energy Healer with the ability to harness the Divine Intelligent energy and transmit it anywhere on the planet due to the Trivedi Effect®.
Key Findings from Preclinical Research shows:
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- Over 90% reduction in Stress
- Over 90% reduction in Inflammation
- Nontoxic & Non Invasive Therapy
- Improves overall Health, Vitality & Well-being
Benefits For Your Vineyard
Boost immunity of vines
Reduce stress in vines
Vines more impervious to disease
Stronger & healthier plants
Increased root biomass and root hairs
Improved quality of crops (higher nutrient content)
Increased yield from grapes
Nontoxic & Non Invasive
Increase in useful bacteria in the soil
Higher-grade product in the marketplace & greater quantity leading to increase in income
Who Would Benefit From The Viticulture Blessing Programs?
Anyone who is seeking personalized attention for their vineyard. These programs support vineyard owners who desire a connection to the highest and purest form of this universally intelligent energy to enliven their vines, boost plant immunity, optimize the life force potential of their vines & grapes and enhance the success and longevity of their business