Viticulture Articles

  • Food & Beverage

    Sweetener Membrane filtration and continuous ion exchange technology: reform sweetener production process. Wine Crossflow membrane filtration for wine clarification solution is an ideal way for wineries. Fruit And Vegetable Juice Improving quality and cutting down costs by membrane filtration are your wise choice. Dairy Producing quality dairy products with ...


    By Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-tech Co

  • Four questions on Specialty Crops & Farm Equipment to...

    Ignacio Ruiz, Secretary General of ANSEMAT (Spanish Association of Farm Equipment Manufacturers) & Chairman of CEMA Economic Experts Group Eurostat has recently published the 2017 figures regarding the coverage of fruits' plantation at European ...

  • What does it take to upgrade a centuries-old winemaking tradition to get 20% more yield? - Case Study

    Some longstanding family businesses may get stuck in the past, but this centuries-old Italian winery was looking for an innovative approach which would replace their traditional vacuum filter and give them a competitive edge. The challenge was to find a wine filtration solution to increase yield, reduce production costs and minimize or eliminate the need for filter aids. It also needed to have a ...

  • Castle Rock Vineyards Case Study

    Castle Rock Vineyards is a family-owned operation that grows, packs and ships fruit around the world. As part of their commitment to their customers and the environment, they wanted to offset their carbon footprint and lower costs at their Delano, California facility by using renewable solar power. REC Solar built a 1.13 megawatt system adjacent to the cold storage facility. The Castle Rock ...


    By REC Solar

  • San Antonio Winery Case Study

    San Antonio Winery wanted to reduce operating costs for their new wine  roduction facility and hospitality center in Paso Robles. REC Solar’s 517 kW system installed at San Antonio Winery generates 80% of the power needed for their production facility and hospitality center. Over 30 years, it will save them $4 million. “Using the sun to generate our own renewable power on our ...


    By REC Solar

  • Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program: Seeking Solutions for Winery Wastewater

    Seeking solutions for winery wastewater How to properly treat and dispose of wastewater is an issue for any production facility. This includes Ontario’s wineries, which face some added challenges: many of their operations are small and the bulk of their wastewater is produced during harvest season. With the help of an investment from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Winery Recycles 1.35M Gallons of Wastewater in 1st Year of Operation…

    In the spring of 2017, BioMicrobics paired its BioBarrier HSMBR treatment system with ZCL | Xerxes underground fiberglass tanks at Castello di Amorosa winery. The new system replaced concrete tanks and a leach field, which had failed. By June 2018, In its first year of operation, this Napa Valley Winery’s new wastewater system treated and reused 1.35 million gallons of water. That’s ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Ethylene removal by chemisorption. Postharvest technology for kiwi

    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 ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Dynamic crossflow filtration for wine at TOSO S.P.A., Italy - Case Study

    Profitability meets efficiency When it comes to clarification of wine, the overall challenge independent of the business size is always the same: to profitably filter and recover wine, with easy handling and minimal need of maintenance. The challenge: A step forward in cost efficiency and yield recovery Toso s.p.a. is a ...

  • Digitizing Farms for Traceability - Case Study

    Challenge This is the case of one of India’s leading farmers’ producer company consisting of a collective group of 8000+ marginal farmers who grow fruits and vegetables on less than one hectare of land. They started growing grapes with the intent to sell the same to exporters and were faced with the challenge of meeting the strict requirements on traceability, compliance & ...

  • EVI vs NDVI: What’s the difference?

    The wine industry has been using aerial imaging to measure vine vigor for decades. It is becoming more and more common for vineyard managers to use vigor maps to support their decision making in the field. These maps most often use the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to measure vine vigor. NDVI has been the standard in the wine industry since the Mondavi Project in 1992. NDVI is a ...


    By VineView

  • Introducing Dr. Beatrice Amyotte, Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program

    The berry breeding program at the Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) Kentville Research and Development Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia, is now the Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program. The new approach to plant breeding will allow the fruit industry to be more involved in the release of new Canadian varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and grapes that are developed ...

  • Influence of organic loading on winery lagoon performance & efficiency - Case Study

    Overview A winery in California faced the challenge of optimizing and treating their wastewater pond in a sustainable manner. The winery had brush rotors frequently breaking down, which were very difficult and time consuming to repair. They were seeking a more reliable option. Aeration Industries International provided that solution in more ways than one. ...

  • Simulating the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture

    Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 While climate change is expected to affect agriculture and reduce crop yields, the complete ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Success story Orka Tarim, Turkey – Case Study

    Orka Tarim is company based in Manisa, Turkey, which was established in 1994 following decades of dried grape production and trade by the Orka family. Following a $12m investment in 2011, Orka Tarim now operates one of the most advanced grape processing facilities in the world, employs 350 people and provides high quality products globally. Currently 90 percent of the company’s produce is ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • The grape harvest is not over yet … take advantage of the posts as well!

    For the agricultural sector, seasonality is a very important variable. With MB Crusher, every moment of the year can be the ideal occasion for reducing waste and increasing earnings. ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Produce Grower, August 2017 issue

    There may be no such thing as a perfect tomato, but due to research by Amy Bowen and Dave Liscombe at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, growers are one step closer to producing great ones. In 2012, the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers put out a list of research priorities, and one of those priorities was to improve or differentiate flavor in tomatoes. The focus was on tomatoes on ...

  • 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

  • Efficiency concept under stochastic consideration of water value in irrigated agricultural land in Crete, Greece

    Water is an increasingly scarce and valuable resource. It is generally accepted that there is a finite supply of water. As economies grow there is an increasing demand for water. The application of water to agricultural lands for irrigation is one of the essential uses of this natural resource in many areas. There is competition among agriculture, industry, and human consumption for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

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