Viticulture Articles

  • 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.

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

    The challenge: a step forward in cost efficiency and yield recovery 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. Toso s.p.a. is a traditional, family owned Italian winery producing high quality wines, sparkling wines, ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Expanding to Include More Wine Companies

    Are new members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable a signal that the wine industry is stepping up to play a great role in sustainability and beverage industry best practices? The fact that the three newest members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) are all wine companies suggests that, in spite of unique factors that set the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • 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

  • Assessing the damage and restoring the land at Vergelegen Wine Estate - case study

    NCC was contracted to provide 24 hour fire fighting services for the 29 days that the Vergelegen estate was under threat. With the support of NCC’s thorough reporting and professional guidance, the insurer awarded the costs of re-setting the Alien Vegetation Clearing Plan. From February through March 2009 devastating fires swept through the mountains above Somerset West, burning more ...

  • Multivariate VaRs for operational risk capital computation: a vine structure approach

    The Basel advanced measurement approach requires financial institutions to compute capital requirements on internal datasets. In this paper, we introduce a new methodology permitting capital requirements to take into account the embedded dependence structures of operational risks. The loss distributions are provided in a matrix of 56 cells. Constructing a vine architecture, which is a bivariate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Public choice theory as a tool for CMO wine reform analysis

    The purpose of this paper is a partial reconstruction of the role of agricultural lobbyist and national alliances, determining the effort of re–opening the Common Market Organisation (CMO) of wine Reg. 479/2008. The case considered is the liberalisation of replanting rights chosen as a tool of public choice (PC) analysis. The paper is divided into three parts. The first is a brief summary of PC ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance evaluation of solar tunnel dryer for grape drying

    This paper presents the performance of solar tunnel dryer to dry chemically untreated grape. Average air temperature rise in dryer was in the range of 20-21?C above the ambient temperature and it was almost constant in the dryer. The solar tunnel dryer of size 10 ? 3.75 m² is in position to dry 320 kg of grapes from 85% (wb) moisture content to 16% (wb) moisture content within seven days. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Winery wastewater becomes fruit of their labor

    "Conserve water, drink wine," quips a common bumper sticker. If only that were true. Making a gallon of California wine, by various estimates, requires anywhere from a few dozen gallons of water to a few hundred. Most of that water goes toward irrigation. But some goes to the winery itself and comes out as waste. On average, wineries create 6 gallons of wastewater for every gallon of wine, ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Creative highways: cultural imperatives and financial returns in the wine industry

    For the past four to five years, the global wine industry has been experiencing severe dislocation between supply and demand at the lower to middle price-points. Wine industries have offered various justifications and excuses about why this is happening while at the same time struggling to implement viable recovery strategies. The overarching problems, however, remain an oversupply of wines with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Moving from creative to cultural industries: the case of the Australian wine sector

    The creative industries label is gaining increasing currency throughout academia and government circles. It is a tag that represents a conflation of cultural and economic qualities for the purposes of socioeconomic 'relevance'. It is also a tag that promises a level of recognition not normally witnessed within undernourished cultural sectors. There is, however, a price to be paid. There is a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecoflo ® Cluster Treatment System - Inniskillin Winery, ON, Canada

    Customer: Brew Creek Lodge, BC, Canada A tale of two wineries. Two regions. Thousands of miles apart. Vastly different as winemaking regions but united by a singular commitment to quality and innovation. In both Niagara and the Okanagan, Inniskillin offers a full collection of fine VQA wines made by dedicated winemakers and viticulturists committed to their craft. Building on that ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Copper pollution in some vineyard soils of the Piedmont region (Italy): accumulation and mobility

    Cu-based fungicides have been heavily used against the mildew caused by Plasmopara viticola, widespread in the Piedmont region (NW Italy). Vineyards with high Cu contents in the top soil, have been studied. The past Cu input was compared with the amounts of Cu actually measured. Downward migration rate of Cu was investigated by applying a mathematical model. A chemical, physical and mineralogical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Treatment of winery wastewater by UV-A radiation

    Winery wastewater typically has a pH of 3-4, with COD (chemical oxygen demand) of 800-12800 mg/L, and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) 1500-6000 mg/L depending on the vintage cycle. To date, there has been no general agreement on the most suitable method for the treatment of winery wastewater. On the other hand, Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) based on various techniques offer a promising ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Zealand wine industry: a study of changing comparative advantage and competitiveness

    New Zealand wine industry has been growing rapidly in the recent years both in terms of wineries and exports which inter alia can be attributed to rising industry excellence. Australia, with several similarities to New Zealand in geography and climate, also recorded an impressive growth in the wine sector. This implies that the export growth achieved is not unique to New Zealand wine industry. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mapping of QTL associated with maize weevil resistance in tropical maize

    The maize weevil (MW), Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch.), is an important pest of stored maize (Zea mays L.) in tropical areas. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with MW resistance were analyzed. A total of 163 F2 progeny derived from the cross CML290 (susceptible) x Muneng-8128 C0 HC1-18-2-1-1 (resistant), were genotyped with 151 molecular markers. Resistance was evaluated using bioassays on ...

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