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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,

Worker Relations and Motivation in the Vineyard

By |May 22nd, 2018|

This article is mainly interesting for bigger wineries and vineyards, in which there are more workers doing certain types of work. At eVineyard, we work with some very big wineries, that have a structured vineyard management team: there are key

Precision viticulture

By |April 24th, 2018|

Precision viticulture is a popular topic in the recent years, although the vast majority of vineyards around the world still don’t practice it. Anyway, those who do, can achieve fairly more consistent quality of their crops, both in terms of

How to schedule vineyard irrigation?

By |April 9th, 2018|

In many wine growing regions irrigation of vines is either necessary in order for the vines to thrive, or to fill-in the gap due to lack of water during the intensive vine growth period in the summer months. As water

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

Time management and work organization in vineyard

By |February 14th, 2018|

While discussing with hundreds of growers, just like you, we constantly come to the same point: to run a profitable vineyard, having efficient workflow is as important as having efficient tools and machinery. Since labor in the vineyard is the