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General Features of Sites used for Sampling

 

Site

Location

Tonnage

Soil Type

1

East of Welland Canal

Equal to or greater than 4 T/acre

Sandy and loamy

2

East of Welland Canal

Less than 4 T/acre

Loamy sand

3

West of Welland Canal

Equal to or greater than 4 T/acre

Clay loam

4

West of Welland Canal

Less than 4 T/acre

Silty clay

 

 

General features of sampling locations

Site 1 is located east of the Welland canal on sandy and loamy sediments over clay loam till. The vines are trained on a four arm vertical divided canopy system that support a higher yield/vine.

Site 2 is located east of the Welland canal on loamy sand.  Chardonnay, Riesling  and Pinot noir are trained on a two arm vertical shoot positioned system that support a lower yield/vine whereas Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are trained on a four arm vertical divided canopy system that support an average yield/vine.

Site 3 is located west of the Welland canal on washed clay loam till.  The vines are grown on a two arm vertical shoot positioned system that support an average yield/vine. Cabernet Sauvignon vines are grown on the same training system but support a lower yield/vine.

Site 4 is located west of the Welland canal on heavier silty clay over clay loam soils.  The vines are grown on a two arm vertical shoot positioned system.  The vineyard produces lower yield/vine.