Viticulture News

  • VISCA project 1st General Meeting

    VISCA Project will provide a Climate Service (CS) and Decision Support System (DSS) that integrate climate, agricultural and end-users specifications in order to design medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change. The project is validated by real demonstrations with end-users on three demo sites in Spain, Italy and Portugal. VISCA started officially in May 2017 for a period of 3 ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • Irritec at Indagra Exhibition 2017

    Irritec will participate to the Indagra exhibition 2017, that will take place from October 25th to 29th at Romexpo Center in Bucharest, in Romania. Indagra is an established international exhibition for agriculture, food industry, viticulture, animal husbandry and gardening equipement and products. Irritec will show drip irrigation systems and new irrigation technologies, but also ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Capillary electrophoresis used for the determination of different sugars in grapevine tissues

    Recently, Dr. María F. Silva and her colleagues from the Institute of Agricultural Biology of Mendoza, Argentina, have published an article dedicated to the determination of different sugars in ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • VISCA “Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate Application”

    Climate change is threatening different varieties of agriculture species; the wine-grapes are especially sensitive to subtle differences in micro-climate impacts causing changes in the crops (i.e. decrease of the grape quality and quantity, changes in alcohol, acid, sugar, etc.) which directly affects the European wine industry. VISCA (“Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • Pieralisi Group protagonist at the first Dica Day

    On 11th November, 2016 Pieralisi Group has taken part to the DICA Day held in Toledo, for the spread of the innovation in the agricultural cooperative sector. During this event, Pieralisi Intergral System was presented. This system is a real innovation for the wineries which allows the instant and continuous ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • “VISCA”: Climate resilience in the wine sector

    Meteosim will lead the consortium of this R&D project that has been recently granted by the EU Climate change is threatening wine-grapes (i.e. decrease of the grape quality and quantity, changes in alcohol, acid, sugar, etc.), directly affecting the European wine industry. VISCA (“Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate Application”) is a Climate Service (CS) and Decision ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • IQ Innovation and Quality Show

    Join us in beautiful St Helena, California for IQ’s annual Innovation and Quality trade show at Krug Winery March 2, 2017 in booth #255.  Meet our lead sales team and President, Don Douglas to answer all of your sorting questions.  Video demonstrations available. ABOUT IQ Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2017 is the third annual forum for ...

  • Visit Us at the 2017 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

    2017 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium: Visit Us Booth #2221 Learn how we can simplify your winery wastewater treatment Join us at the 2017 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at booth #2221. We will be featuring case studies showcasing how we have created solutions for winery wastewater treatment, ...

  • John Deere 5G Series Tractors Receive Prestigious AE50 Award for 2016

    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) awarded the John Deere 5G Series Tractors with an AE50 Award for 2016. The AE50 award highlights the year's most innovative designs in product engineering, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. Introduced to the specialty crop markets in December 2015, the narrow and highly maneuverable John Deere ...


    By John Deere

  • EIMA International 2016 – Double award for SPEZIA-TECNOVICT

    The “Schiumone” (Big Foam) is a patented solution for weed control wich won the New Techniques Award and the Blue Award at EIMA in Bologna. It is an ecological thermal weed-killing machine for vineyards and tree crops in general, able to produce hot foam and distribute it a targeted way under the rows of the trees. When the temperature of the vegetable ...

  • Ecological thermal weed-killing system with hot foam

    The “Schiumone”  (Big Foam)  is an  ecological thermal weed-killing machine for vineyards and tree crops in general, able to produce hot foam and distribute it a targeted way under the rows of the trees. When the temperature of the vegetable fiber exceeds 60° occurs the collapse of the proteins and within a few days the drying of the same. Since the foam has an ...

  • UF/IFAS scientists find top 10 muscadine grape varieties for health, taste, smell

    You may eventually tempt your palette with more muscadine grape varieties, and they’ll be good for you, with new findings from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. Muscadine grapes are known for their health benefits and other nutritive values – even for potential preventive measures against cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The fruits are ...

  • Droughts may shrink wine cork industry

    Climate change is threatening cork production in the forests of Spain and Portugal, making it more difficult to produce traditional wine bottle stoppers and putting an ancient and valuable industry at risk. A recent study by Portuguese researchers shows that cork − the thick bark of an oak tree species found mostly in the Iberian Peninsula − grows at a much slower rate during intense, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Symposium Tackles Golden Horseshoe’s Ag Identity

    The Town of Lincoln and Niagara College hosted an agricultural symposium last week, inviting 90 people in the agricultural sector from across the Golden Horseshoe to talk about growing the food and farming cluster in the region. In the photo, answering questions from the audience are presenters, from left: VRIC CEO Jim Brandle, GHFFA executive director Janet Horner, Food and Beverage Ontario ...

  • Rising heat brings earlier vintage

    Global warming has begun to change the conditions for a fine wine harvest. The grapes are blooming earlier in Burgundy. The vintners of Vaud in Switzerland have a new harvest timetable. And the conditions for fine claret have ...


    By Climate News Network

  • NASA Study Finds Climate Change Shifting Wine Grape Harvests in France and Switzerland

    A new study from NASA and Harvard University finds that climate change is diminishing an important link between droughts and the timing of wine grape harvests in France and Switzerland. During a study of wine grape harvest dates from 1600 to 2007, researchers discovered harvests began shifting dramatically earlier during the latter half of ...

  • Luna® Fungicide Label Expansion Gives Growers New Crops for Broad-Spectrum Disease Control

    Bayer has received notice that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an expanded label for Luna® fungicides permitting use on a larger group of fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Once approved in relevant states, these label expansions will be effective across a broad geographical ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • California farmers reap record sales in record drought

    A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. California's 76,400 farms recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014, the year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what in 2015 became mandatory conservation ...


    By Associated Press

  • Techniques to reduce spray drift pollution from vineyards

    Several mitigation techniques can greatly reduce spray drift pollution from pesticide spraying in agricultural systems, shows a new study. Researchers tested the effectiveness of several strategies; results ranged from a 38% reduction in spray drift using low-drift equipment to a 98% reduction when hedgerows are present alongside fields. When pesticides are sprayed on agricultural fields, some of ...

  • Increase efficiencies in wine production with Eaton at SIMEI 2015

    The Filtration Division of power management company Eaton is showing an extensive range of filtration products at the SIMEI trade show in Milan, Italy, from November 3 to 6 (stand R30, hall 11). Visitors to the stand can meet Eaton’s experts to learn more about how to increase efficiencies throughout the wine production process while helping wine retain its color and taste. ...


    By Eaton Corporation

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