Viticulture Articles

  • Netting Alternatives for Cherry Trees & Wine Grapes

    Scare away unwanted birds Give birds something else to eat Implement liquid bird repellent Your cherry trees and wine grapes are more than just tasty for you and your family, they’re also delicious snacks for hungry birds. Don’t waste your time and money with ineffective nets to protect your fruit. Instead, try ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • AminoA+ Update and Autumn Recommendations 2016

    AminoA+ Update With harvest 2016 coming to a close and also the first year of our commercial sales of AminoA+ we thought we should review the results and also make some recommendations based on this years’ experience. ...


    By AminoA Ltd

  • Ontario Horticulture Research Priority Report 2016

    Sector Consultation The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association partnered with Vineland to host a research strategy workshop in November 2014 with the goal of defining the top five research priorities for each crop group. Grower organizations were invited to nominate two representatives to participate on their behalf and a number of researchers from relevant fields were invited to ...

  • Xylem helps Italian Winery toast success

    A case study on the Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine Winery, Verona Italian wine is enjoyed by many all over the world. However, to grow the best grapes, develop the best flavour and ensure success on a global scale, a seamless production process needs to be in place behind the scenes. The family-run Pasqua Winery in Verona, Northern Italy, has been making wine for over ...


    By LOWARA - a Xylem brand

  • How to grow more food with less water

    Scientists and farmers collaborate on a quest for more efficient irrigation This story was co-published with Civil Eats, a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. From reading the weather to choosing a ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • Ethylene Removal by Chemisorption

    Conference presentation at IRAN BIOTECH 2015 (Teheran) Abstract Iran ranks seventh in the world for kiwi production, with over 3200 MT produced in 2012. Kiwifruit can be stored for over 6 months under appropriate conditions, but fruit softening and fruit rots (Botrytis cinerea) can cause severe losses during cold storage, transit, distribution and retail. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Effect of Ethylene on flowers

    Ethylene also has a harmful effect on cut flowers... Ethylene is an invisible, odour-free gas, produced naturally during the life cycle of flowers and plants, which can cause the premature death of flowers, the loss of their petals and/or abnormal opening, among other negative effects. This damage can be virtually eliminated, if we apply BIOCONSERVACION's solutions for ethylene removal. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Sachets ETHYL STOPPER, green alternative to SO2 use in organic grapes

    The grape is a non-climacteric fruit which is highly sensitive to fungal infections, especially Botrytis cinerea. The most common treatment currently available to prevent these infections and maintain fruit quality is to fumigate with SO2 and use metabisulphite. Whilst these treatments are effective, they present a number of inconveniences: Development of stains and decolouring of ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Benefits of minimum tillage case study

    In Hungary, the MARGINS project is being conducted near Lake Balaton - the largest lake in Central Europe. The lake is renowned for its beauty and wildlife. Its surrounding hilly landscape is covered with rich brown forest soil. This landscape is, however, prone to soil erosion -in particular, rills develop when soil is weakened by excessive tillage and exposed to intense rainstorms. If not ...


    By Syngenta

  • AgroMET Pest Forecasts Come To Connecticut - Case Study

    It hurts when codling moths riddle your apples, powdery mildew blasts your grapes, or anthracnose takes over your turf. But it's really nettlesome when growers or groundskeepers mere miles away get off without a snag. Blame it on the weather: on a multitude of variables that we barely notice.  Sophisticated weather stations can pick up on those variables and even predict when and where pests ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • AgroMET Pest forecasts come to Connecticut - Case Study

    It hurts when codling moths riddle your apples, powdery mildew blasts your grapes, or anthracnose takes over your turf. But it's really nettlesome when growers or groundskeepers mere miles away get off without a snag. Blame it on the weather: on a multitude of variables that we barely notice. Sophisticated weather stations can pick up on those variables and even predict when and where pests will ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Tennessee - Winery case study

    In the spring of 2006, Williamson County, Tennessee officials were approached about the possibility of the development of the first winery in the county. Co-owned by country music celebrity Kix Brooks (half of the superstar duo Brooks and Dunn), Arrington Vineyards was proposed in the small-unincorporated community of Arrington, which has no public sewer. The technical experts at Quanics were ...


    By Quanics Incorporated

  • 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.

  • Analysis of Agricultural Pesticides in Wine by GC

    This application demonstrates the usefulness of SPME in the low-level extraction of agricultural pesticides from wine, and the use of the SLB-5ms in the subsequent analysis. The pesticides chosen for the analysis represent a group of insecticides and fungicides that could be found in commercial wines. These compounds contain a variety of polar functional groups, and the polyacrylate fiber ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Spanish Winery Pago del Vicario calculates its GHG emissions

    IIMA Consultora is responsible for estimating GHG emissions generated at the Pago del Vicario winery and of its red wine PENTA Pago del Vicario is a winery located 9 kilometres from the centre of Cuidad Real, Spain, in an area flanked by the River Guadiana on the foothills of Montes de Toledo. This is a recently created winery that has adapted to changes in society and the environment; an example ...


  • Regional roundup

    Ithaca, New YorkCOMPOSTING PET WASTE AT DOG PARKCayuga Compost and Tompkins County Dog Owners Group launched a program on Earth Day this year to collect and compost pet waste at the Ithaca Dog Park. About 5,000 bags are used to collect 1,000 pounds of dog waste every month at the park. Plastic bags were previously provided by Wegmans supermarket, and disposed of in dumpsters going to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Amelioration of the physical properties of slate processing fines using grape marc compost and vermicompost

    The effect of grape marc compost and grape marc vermicompost on the soil physical characteristics of slate processing fines, a waste produced during the processing of slate blocks, has been evaluated in two short-term studies. In the first study, the slate processing fines were mixed with the composts at three rates (4, 8, and 16% dry weight, equivalent to approximately 60, 120, and 240 Mg ha–1), ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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