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Sustainable vineyard pest control

By |March 9th, 2021|

Although humans are cultivating grapes since ancient times, growing grapes is not an easy job. A lot of knowledge is required by growers to produce quality grapes. Often, growers ask us when is the best time for spraying against pests

Tips for small family-owned vineyard farms to improve business

By |September 18th, 2020|

An important part of growing winegrapes is also making business. While some growers concentrate only on the farming aspect and sell grapes to wineries, others process the grapes into wine or juice and sell it on-site, on the local market,

How to optimize vineyard irrigation?

By |May 20th, 2019|

Irrigation of vines is a necessary part of vineyard management in several wine growing regions around the world, where winegrowers completely or partly rely on irrigation water. With irrigation, winegrowers are manipulating vine growth and grape quantity and quality. Since

Post-harvest Vineyard Management: preparing vines for resting

By |September 12th, 2018|

After the grapes are picked and safely »stored in the winery« 🙂  it’s time for the last vineyard management activities before grapevines enter into the dormancy phase. As every vineyard is different, it should be managed according to its specific,

What to do with the vine prunings after dormant pruning?

By |February 28th, 2018|

The most important annual activity in the vineyard is dormant pruning – the removal of old wood during the vine dormant season. It’s believed to be the most important and expensive vineyard management practice since the quality and quantity of

Why March and April are the best months (on Northen hemisphere) to set up the weather stations in your vineyard?

By |March 30th, 2017|

Spring has just arrived on Northern hemisphere, this year on the 20. of March. And with the last few weeks of beautiful sunny

Cover cropping: alternative to herbicide use in the vineyard

By |November 23rd, 2016|

In viticulture, cover cropping refers to crop planting between and under the rows of vines, in order to improve the management of the vineyard. Cover cropping is no new invention, even though lately with the increased interest in organic and

Impact of wine production life cycle on the environment

By |October 25th, 2016|

Agriculture has a big influence on the environment, it contributes to climate change and global warming. With the use of

Climate changes and wine production, part 2

By |May 3rd, 2016|

In the first part of the article, we wrote about effects of climate changes and how they affect viticulture industry, therefore, winegrowers. Now we are going to take a closer look at some adaptation techniques

Climate changes and wine production, part 1

By |April 1st, 2016|

Climate change has become a real issue in the past decades. Since the beginning of the 20. century the average global temperature has risen and the same goes for the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.