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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

Climate, weather, and vineyard management

By |January 17th, 2019|

Climate and weather play an important role in viticulture. While weather can change in a short period of time, like minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour,… climate represents the average of the weather over a period of time. Therefore, the weather is the condition

For a good start of 2019

By |December 21st, 2018|

Another year is coming to the end. Can you imagine?! The time flies by fast, doesn’t it?

The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect the past year, and plan the year ahead. If you don’t do that

Grapevines during winter dormancy

By |December 5th, 2018|

Dormancy is a phase in a grapevine growth cycle which occurs after the grapevine drops it’s leaves, and ends in late winter to early spring. Dormancy phase helps vines to tolerate cold winter temperatures, and has an important influence on

The easiest way to keep records of vineyard activities

By |October 23rd, 2018|

In order to successfully run a vineyard and improve year-by-year, you need to have a good vineyard management strategy in place. A good strategy can be achieved only by keeping a record of vineyard work over a period of several

Vineyards Soil sampling guidelines

By |October 3rd, 2018|

Fertilization of vineyard is an important vineyard management activity, as it ensures a sufficient amount of nutrients for vines, and thus higher crop yields. Good fertilization plan can be achieved by using data about the actual state of the soil

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,

Decision support system for integrated pest management in the vineyard

By |July 17th, 2018|

Over the years, several Decision Support Systems (DSS) have been developed to help winegrowers, vineyard consultants and other viticulture experts in the management of grapevine disease,