canopy management

Series: Mechanical harvesting of wine grapes

This Fact Sheet Series contains concise information about various aspects of mechanical harvesting of wine grapes. The influence of mechanical harvesting on vineyards and wines are discussed as well as different types of harvesting machines. Vineyard layout,...

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Series: Mechanical pruning of wine grapes

This Fact Sheet Series provides information about all aspects of mechanical pruning of wine grapes. Starting with the origin and development of mechanical pruning, comparison of mechanical vs hand pruning and the effect of mechanical pruning on wine quality....

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Leaf area management affects grape nitrogen content

Background and aim: The presence of certain forms of nitrogen in grape must at harvest is necessary to ensure a smooth fermentation and has an influence on the final quality of the wine. A trial was set up to show the impact of the trimming height on the nitrogen...

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