vineyard Articles

  • Temperature Monitoring a Vineyard’s Microclimate

    CAS DataLoggers recently supplied the temperature recording solution for a Washington winery concerned about the complex weather conditions that affected the harvest in their vineyard. To protect their grapes from harsh environmental conditions such as mold and frost, the growers planned to conduct a study ranging from April through October that ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • How to Protect Your Vineyard From Birds

    Growing grapes is no easy feat, especially when birds love to snack on grapes. It’s important to protect your crop, but also important to select the option that works best for you. Learn which options are best to protect your vineyard and your profits from pest birds with these methods. Utilize Scare Tactics There are many scare tactics that can be used ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Vineyards Make Switch to "Four Course" Compost

    Untitled Document FORGET about the Grapes of Wrath. There's a new story in California: ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • California Vineyard Finds Large Role for Compost

    Untitled Document I CAME to Robert Sinskey Vineyards (RSV) with experience in both small and large-scale wine-grape farming, all of it in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Arsenic present in the soil‐vine‐wine chain in vineyards situated in an old mining area in Trentino, Italy

    The present study follows arsenic (As) transfer through the chain of soil‐vine‐leaves‐grapes‐wine to assess the possible risk of arsenic intake related to consuming grapes and wines produced in 10 vineyards located in a mining area rich in this element. The results are compared with date from 18 uncontaminated areas. In the soil, the content of As extracted with acqua regia and that available, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Effects of distillery vinasses on vineyard yield and quality in the D.O.C `Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Nero` – Lombardy, Italy

    ABSTRACTIn a fifteen year old vineyard of Pinot Noir at a density of 5000 vines per hectares, located in the DOC zone Oltrepò Pavese, the influence of growing doses of distillery vinasses on vegetative growth, leaf mineral levels, grape yield and quality was tested in a four year period. Doses of vinasses were computed to apply 0 (test), 50, 100, 150 kg N ha+1. Vinasses doses were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Higher grape yield, lower costs and better wine - Case Study

    Company: Summerhill Road Vineyard Location: Bungendore, Australia Product: Agrilaser Autonomic Reason: Grape damage due to birds In use since: March 2016 Situation before The Summerhill Road vineyard, located within the Canberra Wine District of Australia, grows grapes for the ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Interactions Between Yeasts and Grapevines: Filamentous Growth, Endopolygalacturonase and Phytopathogenicity of Colonizing Yeasts

    Abstract  It has been clearly established that phytopathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses exert biotic stresses on plants. Much less is known, however, about the interactions between enological species of yeast and their host plants. In a previous study, we described how Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the most common enological yeast, can act as a grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) pathogen, ...


  • Does insecticide drift adversely affect grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Saltatoria) in field margins? A case study combining laboratory acute toxicity testing with field monitoring data

    The current terrestrial risk assessment of insecticides regarding nontarget arthropods considers exclusively beneficial organisms, whereas herbivorous insects, such as grasshoppers, are ignored. However, grasshoppers living in field margins or meadows adjacent to crops may potentially be exposed to insecticides due to contact or ingestion of contaminated food. Therefore, the present study ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Agrivi Wine Management Module

    Throughout the world, grapevine growers are preparing for harvesting. Finished farm operations like pest and disease protection, pinching off leaves near grape clusters, and row maintenance, farmers need to manage on the highest level to have a profitable harvest and quality grapes. Agrivi for Vineyard Farmers Managing a successful vineyard is not easy. Therefore, farmers often ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Winery: packaged air to air system

    J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines grows grapes on 2900 acres in California. From this they produce a variety of wines with bold, concentrated flavors. J. Lohr takes great care to preserve the environment which involves sustainable farming, safe management of pests, water conservation, and energy conservation. With a view to reduce the energy consumption at one winery, J. Lohr engaged Power Knot to ...


    By Power Knot LLC

  • Nondestructive measurement of grapevine leaf area by ground normalized difference vegetation index

    Vine leaf area index has a great impact on berry quality. This study was conducted to determine whether vine leaf area index could be estimated, and mapped through normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) ground-based measurements. The NDVI measurements were performed using a Greenseeker (N-Tech Industires, Ukiah, CA and Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater), pointed sideways at the vertical ...

  • A decision tool for sustainable agricultural policies: the case of water saving scenarios for Apulia Region (Southern Italy)

    The economy of Apulia Region largely depends on agriculture but the scarce water resources are the main factor threatening the sustainable production of this sector. This paper describes a geographical information system (GIS) based water balance tool that integrates maps of crops, climate and soil parameters with various scenarios of cropping pattern and farming practice changes. The aim is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Winery Wastewater Treatment Summaries

    Successfully Treating Winery Wastewater Save $135k Treating Winery Wastewater Many smaller wineries have outgrown their septic tanks, and larger wineries have outgrown their treatment ponds, a BioReactor gives increased capacity at a fraction of the cost of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • The air is sweeter at winery

    The angle of operation can be adjusted for the shallow ponds Problem 'Crush' season was a challenge for this California vineyard, creating severe wastewater treatment problems. Biological oxygen demand (BOD) loadings peaked at excessive amounts. Without effective treatment, the odor from the wastewater could be conservatively described as 'objectionable'. But, finding effective ...

  • Ecosystem management planning for farm conversion - case study

    Based on a survey that revealed unexpected plant and animal treasures, we developed an ecosystem management plan to harmonise activity with the environment. Based on a survey that revealed unexpected plant and animal treasures on a Western Cape Farm, we developed an ecosystem management plan to harmonise economic activity with the natural environment. Voorhoede Farm near Caledon in the ...

  • BioLargo (BLGO) Solving Global Issues with Iodine

    I meet 50 companies per year and have been interviewing hundreds of CEO’s for more than a decade. Their interests vary from vineyards to finance to technology and almost anything you can name, but the one thing they all have in common is that they articulate their company’s story better than anyone else. I distinctly remember meeting Dennis Calvert, the CEO of BioLargo, Inc. ( ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Garbage Becomes Visual Resource in Bay Area

    Untitled Document The goal of the Artists-in-Residence program at the dump is to change a throwaway society by creating beauty. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • In Business World

    In Business and BioCycle are holding their 7th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling, October 1-3, 2007 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The conference highlights renewable energy projects that cross a range of technologies and feedstock sources. Small and large-scale anaerobic digestion projects that incorporate animal manures, as well as food processing residuals, fats/ ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Business Developments

    SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING RAISES BAR ON SUSTAINABILITY The design by KMD Architects for a new l2-story headquarters of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will demonstrate energy efficiency, water recycling and reduced carbon footprint. “Our intent from the beginning was to create the most energy-efficient building,” says PUC manager Anthony Irons. The $178 million, 254,000-sq ft ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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