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Importance of Bees in Vineyards and their Protection

By |May 19th, 2020|

When you think of winegrowing, you might not think of bees as they are not needed in the production of grapes. Grapevines are hermaphrodites, have both male and female reproductive organs, and can self-fertilize (are wind-pollinated). However, bees are essential

Tips on vineyard work organization during the virus epidemic

By |April 20th, 2020|

In this fast-changing world, we are somewhat used to non-stop changing circumstances at work. However, when a bigger “disaster” of any kind hits us, we see how vulnerable we all are. A nice example is the latest epidemic of the

Merry Christmas and successful 2020!

By |December 23rd, 2019|

The most festive time of the year is just around the corner. Although this time of the year supposed to be a bit more relaxed to look back on past year accomplishments, that’s not the case for several wineries, as

Evaluating grapevine winter chilling requirements

By |November 19th, 2019|

Growth and development of grapevines are strongly influenced by the weather. While in the growing period, a certain amount of warmth needs to accumulate in order for grapes to ripen properly, during the winter, grapevine requires a certain amount of

Structure and function of grapevine root system

By |September 5th, 2019|

Roots – the grapevine underground part of the plant, are multi-branched structures growing to various depths into the soil. Depending on the grape variety (rootstock), climate, and soil in which they grow, the grapevine root system differs in rooting pattern

Hail in vineyards – damage, protection methods and management

By |July 23rd, 2019|

In the past month, the hail has damaged vineyards in several winegrowing areas in Europe, and for this reason, we are sharing practical advice on how to protect vineyards from hail and how to manage grapevines after hail damage.

How to prevent vineyard frost damage?

By |July 3rd, 2019|

During the growing season, all green parts of the grapevine are susceptible to frost. Spring is a particularly delicate period for the vines, since spring frost often damages opening buds and young shoots, and hazards the crop load. Not all

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

How vineyard management software improves wine business?

By |April 24th, 2019|

Having a vineyard and/or being a winegrower is rewarding, but also hard work at the same time. The truth is that being a vineyard manager is anything but simple since there are so many aspects that need to be taken

5 tips to optimize spraying in vineyard

By |March 6th, 2019|

Spraying of vineyards with pesticides against grapevine diseases and pests is an inevitable part of vineyard management. With the term “pesticide” we have in mind all chemicals used to control economic pests (i.e. weeds, fungi, arthropods, and nematodes), basically, we