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  • From: Jay Cutts <>
  • To: Devin Smith via nafex <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Grape stems dead?
  • Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2023 15:06:03 -0700

Thanks, Devin.

Hard to say what side of the trunk was affected because the entire bottom is bare. This occurred probably mid-summer.

It's odd to me that it wasn't just damage to one part of the bark but that the bark was just completely gone as if someone had peeled it off and up.



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On 3/8/2023 2:53 PM, Devin Smith via nafex wrote:
I’d suspect southwest injury. Looks pretty textbook to my eye.  Did you have
any snow or ice on the ground, and might if correspond with roughly the
bottom of the damage? What side was the split facing? If it was S or W, I
think you might have your answer. A dilute coat of 1/2 white latex paint /
1/2 water has worked for me to prevent this type of damage.

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Anyone know what?s eating my grape vines?

I have six vines. Two of them had the issue shown in the photos. The
bark at the bottom of the vine is gone, leaving a bare stem. The bark
above that point seems sort of misshapen.

One of the affected plants had leaves that were fine all season but now
the vine has broken off at the base. The other plant lost its leaves but
the vine is still attached.

I?ve included some close-ups of the bark.

Please help! Is this animal damage? Sun damage (I?m in New Mexico and
the sun is quite strong.) Some bacteria or virus? And what do I do?
Assuming I get some shoots from the roots, are they infected? Is this
going to get my other grapes??

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