Grape Farming Articles

  • Winemaking - A Must Read

    BackgroundThe art and science of winemaking have been around for thousands of years. Winemakers rely on their instincts, palettes, and a thorough knowledge of the nuances involved in every stage of the winemaking process as they strive to achieve the flavors and qualities that they desire.Even a cursory overview of certain elements of the process underscores the critical role played by ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Ohh Hengelo Ohh Hengelo...

    What’s better than installing one Rocket Composter? Only the obvious…. More! Our colleagues and friends in the Netherlands, specifically the municipality of Hengelo asked Tidy Planet to provide their composting equipment for the purposes of proving the feasibility of providing separate household food waste collections. The food wastes would be brought back to the enormous city farm, ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Grapes Dehydration for Raisins Production in Turkey

    Raisins are produced commercially by drying harvested grape berries. In order for a grape berry to dry, water inside the grape must be removed completely from the interior of the cells onto the surface of the grape where the water droplets can evaporate. However, this diffusion process is very difficult because the grape skin contains wax in its cuticle, which prevents the water from passing ...


    By Azeus Food Machinery

  • 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

  • Higher grape yield, lower costs and better wine - Case Study

    Company: Summerhill Road Vineyard Location: Bungendore, Australia Product: Agrilaser Autonomic Reason: Grape damage due to birds In use since: March 2016 Situation before The Summerhill Road vineyard, located within the Canberra Wine District of Australia, grows grapes for the ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • How to Protect Your Vineyard From Birds

    Growing grapes is no easy feat, especially when birds love to snack on grapes. It’s important to protect your crop, but also important to select the option that works best for you. Learn which options are best to protect your vineyard and your profits from pest birds with these methods. Utilize Scare Tactics There are many scare tactics that can be used ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • 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

  • Ethylene Sachets, green alternative to SO2

    The grape is a non-climacteric fruit which is highly sensitive to fungal infections, especially Botrytis cinerea. ...


    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

  • Arsenic present in the soil‐vine‐wine chain in vineyards situated in an old mining area in Trentino, Italy

    The present study follows arsenic (As) transfer through the chain of soil‐vine‐leaves‐grapes‐wine to assess the possible risk of arsenic intake related to consuming grapes and wines produced in 10 vineyards located in a mining area rich in this element. The results are compared with date from 18 uncontaminated areas. In the soil, the content of As extracted with acqua regia and that available, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Winery: packaged air to air system

    J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines grows grapes on 2900 acres in California. From this they produce a variety of wines with bold, concentrated flavors. J. Lohr takes great care to preserve the environment which involves sustainable farming, safe management of pests, water conservation, and energy conservation. With a view to reduce the energy consumption at one winery, J. Lohr engaged Power Knot to ...


    By Power Knot LLC

  • Innovative business cases in the South Africa table grape and wine industries: developing the concept of empowerment entrepreneurship

    The purpose of this paper is to reflect on an innovative initiative taken spontaneously by producers in the supply chain of the table grapes and wine industry to empower employees. Empowerment is a fundamental force for change in doing business in South Africa and its societies, especially in the lives of previously disadvantaged people (PDI). The majority of the PDI employed in the agriculture ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of climate change on wine production: a global overview and regional assessment in the Douro Valley of Portugal

    This paper examines the nature of climate change, viticulture and wine at the global scale and details changes and projections in the historic Douro wine region of Portugal. Overall, the observed warming over the last fifty years in wine regions worldwide has benefited some by creating more suitable conditions, while others have been challenged by increased heat and water stress. The projected ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 - Case Study

    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 ...

  • A comparison of two techniques for nondestructive measurement of chlorophyll content in grapevine leaves

    Traditional methods for chlorophyll (Chl) measurement include wet chemical extractions and handheld Chl meters. The recent availability of small and affordable radiometers has provided means to estimate Chl from reflectance measurements. This paper compares the performance of a handheld SPAD Chl meter and a recently developed Red Edge Chlorophyll Index (CIred edge) for Chl estimation in grapevine ...

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