Viticulture Articles

  • Project - Self consumption pumping - Winery Cono Sur

    Photovoltaic Generator System For Water Supply Pumping Station Type of reservoir: Irrigation water reservoir Location: San Felipe, Chile Usage: Self Consumption Nominal Power: 230 Kw Floats: 1.532 unidades Year of installation:2019 ...


    By Isigenere

  • Tips for small family-owned vineyard farms to improve business

    An important part of growing winegrapes is also making business. While some growers concentrate only on the farming aspect and sell grapes to wineries, others process the grapes into wine or juice and sell it on-site, on the local market, and worldwide. No matter the business model, some vineyard farms generate more income than others, while some struggle for bare survival. Why is that so, and ...


    By Elmibit d.o.o.

  • Fertilizer production technology of distiller

    Distillery's grains + fermentation bacteria + auxiliary raw materials (crop straw, etc.) → premixing → fermentation pool → overturning and throwing machine → fermentation (7-8 days of maturity, dehydration, sterilization, deodorization) → pond discharge → powdery organic fertilizer (or granulation and deep processing as raw materials to produce round granule organic ...

  • Winery - Case-Study

    Overview A California vineyard was faced with the challenge of meeting wastewater treatment compliance under a tight deadline denned by local regulators, while receiving ongoing odor complaints from the community. Challenges Extended periods of mismanagement from previous owners left the facility and the wastewater treatment system in disarray. Equipment with poor mixing capabilities and ...


    By Newterra

  • Full Spectrum Vs. Red/Blue Spectrum LEDs

    What is the difference between Red/Blue vs. Broad “Full” Spectrum LEDs? Growers generally have two options when it comes to horticultural LED spectrums – “full spectrum” or “broad-spectrum”, which appears as white light; and “red/blue spectrum”, which can appear as purple or pink light. The red/blue spectrum LED luminaires are often referred ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Solutions for optimising cultivation of hydroponic cannabis

    Hydroponic growing systems for medical cannabis are currently used in entirely controlled environments that are monitored constantly and undergo exhaustive checks in order to guarantee consistent and homogeneous quality across the entire crop and throughout the different cycles of the year. Hydroponic cultivation of medical cannabis is an incredibly technical industry. It has to take the strict ...

  • Lighting Strategies for Vine Crop Production

    Pepper, tomato and cucumber crops require consistent levels of light for year round production. There are many things to consider before investing in a lighting solution and understanding your growing environment – and the goals you want to achieve – will help in choosing a system that best suits your needs. Having a reliable and efficient lighting system is important not only for ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Precision viticulture technology a key to producing premium quality wines in changing climate [part 2]

    In the first part of the article, we wrote about how precision viticulture technologies can help with choosing long-term and short-term cultivation strategies in order to adapt to climate changes, and named some of the precision viticulture technologies that exist on the market. Now let’s have a look at how and which precision viticulture technologies can help with specific vineyard ...


    By Elmibit d.o.o.

  • Importance of Bees in Vineyards and their Protection

    When you think of winegrowing, you might not think of bees as they are not needed in the production of grapes. Grapevines are hermaphrodites, have both male and female reproductive organs, and can self-fertilize (are wind-pollinated). However, bees are essential organisms in vineyards and actually do have an important role in wine production. Why having bees in the vineyard? Plants that grow ...


    By Elmibit d.o.o.

  • Tips on vineyard work organization during the virus epidemic

    In this fast-changing world, we are somewhat used to non-stop changing circumstances at work. However, when a bigger “disaster” of any kind hits us, we see how vulnerable we all are. A nice example is the latest epidemic of the virus SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19, when suddenly public life stopped due to the prevention of the bigger spread of the virus. However, not everything ...


    By Elmibit d.o.o.

  • Grape growing, vineyard pests and bird control

    Grape growers everywhere are familiar with vineyard pests, especially pest birds. The most common vineyard problem birds are robins, starlings, finches, orioles, mockingbirds, and grackles. One study determined that a flock of 5,000 starlings can consume up to one ton of food over a 10-day period.i This kind of crop loss can cost grape growers and vineyard owners thousands of dollars a month. ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Akarua Vineyard Case Study

    Approximately two years ago, Mark Naismith (Vineyard Manager) for Akarua Ltd, a wine producer based in Central Otago, began to looks at ways of capturing the business information "at the point of ...


    By Vinea

  • Precision viticulture technology a key to producing premium quality wines in changing climate [part 1]

    Wines are made in the vineyard, which is especially true for premium quality wines. A study by Orley Ashenfelter from Princeton University revealed that the quality of the top Bordeaux vintages is predicted by the weather during the grape growing season. The price follows quality, and as every winegrower tends to maximize profits, it is crucial to work on producing premium quality wines while ...


    By Elmibit d.o.o.

  • Adapting production to drought

    Many parts of the world face water shortage and drought. As a result, farms and orchards are losing their capacity to produce food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), drought cost the world 29 billion USD in 2018; therefore, it is imperative for governments, crop consultants, and farmers to be proactive. Technology is already available for risk assessment, planning, and ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Acrylic Wine and Food Display Stand

    Most of the design and modeling of the acrylic wine bottle display are: LED display, rotating display, ladder type display, L-shape display, tray type, display cabinet, common base and specially custom grooves base. Wine is the symbol of culture and the function of inheriting and developing national culture. Therefore, it is influenced by the national traditional culture in the design style, and ...

  • Evaluating grapevine winter chilling requirements

    Growth and development of grapevines are strongly influenced by the weather. While in the growing period, a certain amount of warmth needs to accumulate in order for grapes to ripen properly, during the winter, grapevine requires a certain amount of cool temperatures to resume normal spring growth. This amount is known as “chilling requirements” and depends on vine variety and climate ...


    By Elmibit d.o.o.

  • Canada: Helping Icewine Growers in Ontario - Case Study

    Automatic Weather Stations for Climate Services in Viticulture Case Study Summary Application Monitoring Icewine production Location Ontario, Canada Products deployed A850 Telemetry Gateway A753 addWave UHF ADCON TR1 ADCON WET Participating Organizations Grape Growers of Ontario Ontario Grape and Wine Research Inc. (OGWRI) Parameters recorded Air temperature and relative humidity ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Mini Wine Bottles Empty Plastic Bottles

    Mini Wine Bottles Empty Plastic Bottles Description: The classic cylindrical wine bottle is made of food grade Pet, which is safer and more reliable.T he bottle Cap is made of Screw Cap, which is connected more tightly, ensuring that the bottle does not leak and the smallmouth is designed to prevent the alcohol from vaporizing. The returnable cap ensures that the alcohol does not evaporate ...

  • The History of Bottle and Containers – Amphorae and barrels

    Amphorae and barrels From ancient times, amphoras and barrels are the most comonly used containers for transporting water, wine and olive oil. The amphora being porous, has the disadvantage of losing some of its liquids by evaporation. The barrels, meanwhile, give a woody taste to the wine. This taste is certainly appreciated by winemakers, oenologists and sommeliers, on the other hand, they ...

  • Wine Storage/Wine Cellar

    WINE STORAGE AND WINE CELLAR The traditional way to store wine is making underground caves, in which temperature is relatively low and no much ventilation. Nowadays, residential and commercial wine cellars are common. Temperature and humidity are the two essential factors which govern proper wine storage at their best quality. Many people ask whether I still in need of a dehumidifier although I ...

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