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  • Vineyard & Winery Audits

    Karza provides experienced auditresources to help you manage your vineyard and winery. Separate or integrated evaluations of quality, health, safety and environmental preparedness and performance can be undertaken covering: The establishment and implementation of contractual arrangements and contractor management; Vineyard ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • Pollution insurance for vineyards and wineries

    Environmental Risk Managers, Inc. (ERMI), is offering stand alone pollution liability insurance for Vineyards & Wineries (V&W). From the storage and use of chemicals, stormwater runoff, waste management…., V&W face an array of environmental exposures. Chris Bunbury, President of ERMI points out “in recent years V&W have made tremendous strides in “Greening” their operations. While ...

  • VISCA “Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate Application”

    Climate change is threatening different varieties of agriculture species; the wine-grapes are especially sensitive to subtle differences in micro-climate impacts causing changes in the crops (i.e. decrease of the grape quality and quantity, changes in alcohol, acid, sugar, etc.) which directly affects the European wine industry. VISCA (“Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • Techniques to reduce spray drift pollution from vineyards

    Several mitigation techniques can greatly reduce spray drift pollution from pesticide spraying in agricultural systems, shows a new study. Researchers tested the effectiveness of several strategies; results ranged from a 38% reduction in spray drift using low-drift equipment to a 98% reduction when hedgerows are present alongside fields. When pesticides are sprayed on agricultural fields, some of ...

  • EPA to begin cleanup at Parish Chemical site in Vineyard, Utah

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to remove hazardous materials at the Parish Chemical Company site in Vineyard, Utah during the week of September 23. The 2.5 acre site, located at 145 North Geneva Road, operated as a chemical manufacturing facility between 1978 and 2012. EPA cleanup activities will include the removal and proper disposal or recycling of several thousand ...

  • Bonterra Vineyards launches Campaign for Urban farming in partnership with growing power

    As one of the world's leading producers of wine made from organically grown grapes, Bonterra is partnering with Growing Power, an organization focused on providing communities with healthy foods, to raise awareness and funds for urban farming. The partnership begins with an online fundraising campaign where Bonterra will donate $20,000 to local urban farming organizations in as many as 10 cities ...

  • Southern Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket seek to protect coastal water from boat pollution

    EPA is considering a proposal to designate the coastal waters of Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds and the Islands as a “No Discharge Area.” If approved, discharges of treated and untreated boat sewage would be prohibited within the town boundaries of Chilmark, West Tisbury, Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Gosnold, Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Chatham and ...

  • Winery Wastewater a Great Source of Vineyard Water – Cone Bottom Tanks For Processing Wastewater

    With more UK vineyards entering the market place and with English sparkling wines picking up award after award, UK producers should be more mindful of recycling their wastewater, according to Phys.Org. It is estimated that to produce one glass of wine, some 29 gallons of water are used and with ever increasing mains water prices, coupled with expensive wastewater disposal costs, wastewater ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Southern Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Mt. Hope Bay Protect Coastal Water from Boat Pollution - Designations Complete Most Massachusetts Coastal Water Protections

    In a major milestone completing the protection of more than 95 percent of Massachusetts coastal waters from boat-generated sewage pollution, EPA has designated the coastal waters of Nantucket, Vineyard Sounds and the Islands, and Mt. Hope Bay as “No Discharge Areas.” With this designation, discharges of treated and untreated boat sewage are prohibited within the town boundaries of ...

  • Every cork counts to help stop hunger

    While leftover wine corks may be a reminder of a memorable meal shared with family, now your cork can help bring a meal to those families in need. Gallo Family Vineyards is partnering with Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) to help feed American seniors and families in need this holiday season. For each Gallo Family Vineyards wine cork collected between November 1 and December 31, ...

  • EIMA International 2016 – Double award for SPEZIA-TECNOVICT

    The “Schiumone” (Big Foam) is a patented solution for weed control wich won the New Techniques Award and the Blue Award at EIMA in Bologna. It is an ecological thermal weed-killing machine for vineyards and tree crops in general, able to produce hot foam and distribute it a targeted way under the rows of the trees. When the temperature of the vegetable ...

  • Ecological thermal weed-killing system with hot foam

    The “Schiumone”  (Big Foam)  is an  ecological thermal weed-killing machine for vineyards and tree crops in general, able to produce hot foam and distribute it a targeted way under the rows of the trees. When the temperature of the vegetable fiber exceeds 60° occurs the collapse of the proteins and within a few days the drying of the same. Since the foam has an ...

  • New partnership grants demonstrate integrated pest management

    Grants totaling nearly US$1 million have been awarded for projects that use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches to reduce pesticide risk. The grants will support the demonstration of innovative IPM practices, technologies, outreach and education. IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. In ...

  • Xylella bacteria increasingly affecting olive trees in Southern Europe

    EU-wide emergency measures came into force on 19 May to deal with the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, the cause of a devastating disease in various plants including olive trees in Italy. Xylella fastidiosa is a quarantine organism in the EU. There are no pesticides for combating this bacterial disease, so reliable detection and diagnostic methods are essential for preventing the spread of the ...

  • “VISCA”: Climate resilience in the wine sector

    Meteosim will lead the consortium of this R&D project that has been recently granted by the EU Climate change is threatening wine-grapes (i.e. decrease of the grape quality and quantity, changes in alcohol, acid, sugar, etc.), directly affecting the European wine industry. VISCA (“Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate Application”) is a Climate Service (CS) and Decision ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • More California winemakers using less water to grow grapes

    The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water. In a state where farms and dairies take the biggest gulp of the water supply, Leeds and the owners of his Frog's Leap Winery are among a minority - but a growing minority - of ...


    By Associated Press

  • WECO donates optical wine grape sorter for research at UC Davis

    WECO Sorting and Automation Solutions has donated a state-of-the-art optical wine grape sorter worth $71,500 to the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis. After stems are removed from grapes, the sorter removes all material other than grapes (MOG). It uses advanced cameras, LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and software technology to ...

  • Tomorrow: EPA administrator to travel to california for meetings with agriculture, business leaders

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will make a long-planned visit to California this week, where she will meet with state and local agriculture and business leaders. Having just returned from Brazil, where she traveled with President Obama and other members of the president’s Cabinet, Administrator Jackson’s two-and-half-day California trip will include ...

  • Helping canneries make better use of leftover water

    With the help of a well-stocked kitchen cupboard, a can opener, and a microwave oven, a steaming-hot bowl of your favorite tomato soup can be ready to savor in just minutes. For decades America's canneries have helped make soups—as well as vegetables, fruits, juices and other familiar foods—more convenient for us to enjoy. Now, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are helping canneries ...

  • VISCA project 1st General Meeting

    VISCA Project will provide a Climate Service (CS) and Decision Support System (DSS) that integrate climate, agricultural and end-users specifications in order to design medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change. The project is validated by real demonstrations with end-users on three demo sites in Spain, Italy and Portugal. VISCA started officially in May 2017 for a period of 3 ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

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