Viticulture News

  • When life throws you grapes, make wine

    With increased pressure to feed a growing global population, farming families have embraced modern science and technology to maximise output at whatever cost. So when John and Wilma Huisman took over the family farm in Balkbrug, in the eastern province of Overjissel, Netherlands in 1993, they chose a different approach. The couple embraced organic farming methods, valuing quality over quantity. ...


    By Major Equipment

  • Table grape growers using inventiveness to fight fruit fly

    A TABLE GRAPE grower from Sunraysia has built a new rig that applies bait spray for fruit fly in an innovative attempt to reduce pest management costs on his farm. Peter Argiro and his family run a 100-hectare vineyard in Merbein, Victoria. He said foliar spraying each vine from the tractor was a timely and costly process, therefore he designed the new rig out of a necessity to ...

  • The 2017/18 Hort Stats Handbook released

    THE MOST comprehensive and contemporary data available on all sectors of the Australian horticulture industry is now available through the release of the 2017/18 Horticulture Statistics Handbook. Released by Hort Innovation, the Handbook features information drawn from several supply chain and trade sources and it includes data on more than 70 horticultural products including fruit, nuts, ...

  • Agrilevante and Agrimach, two

    Presented in Paris the two exhibitions dedicated to agricultural machinery that FederUnacoma organizes during the year. The Bari exhibition should register further growth, thanks also to the introduction of a livestock section. The exhibition in New Delhi takes place in the context of an impressive growth in Indian mechanization, which in 2018 reached 800,000 tractors sold on the national market. ...

  • Australia and Vietnam strengthen trade ties through table grapes

    AS THE Australian table grape export season commences, Australian growers head to Vietnam to boost trade relations. Three key growers from the Sunraysia region, which is responsible for around 99 per cent of table grape exports, representation from the Australian Table Grapes Association and a delegation from ...

  • IUCN study identifies tree species for climate-resilient reforestation

    An IUCN study has identified tree species native to Indonesia’s Kutai National Park that are resilient to climate change and support threatened East Bornean orangutan populations, recommending their use in reforestation efforts. The study was funded by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. ...

  • What`s this disease?

    If you are a fan of strawberries then you have probably experienced opening a recently purchased container only to find that several berries have burst into a plume of velvety gray mold. Unfortunately, your berries have fallen prey to gray mold disease, caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea. ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • A day in the entomology lab: Beetles

    Did you know that the average American eats 124 lbs of potatoes a year, that the potato was the first vegetable to be grown in space, and Vincent van Gogh painted four still-life canvases devoted entirely to the potato!? ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • BioSafe Systems Introduces PVent® Biological Fungicide

    BioSafe Systems announces the release of PVent® Biological Fungicide. An enhancement in microbial fungicide technology, PVent provides growers with an easy-to-use, versatile IPM tool. This innovative development was spearheaded through a strategic partnership between two family-owned businesses: BioSafe Systems and Lallemand Plant Care. Due to its active ingredient, a 93% Gliocladium ...


    By BioSafe Systems, LLC

  • Continuous Pressure and Vacuum Filtration and Washing of Organic Cellulose and Biomass Products

    The processing of organic, cellulose-containing materials has been around for many years as engineers have developed clever chemistry or cultivated natural conversion processes to make products with characteristics, which were not naturally available. Age-old examples are paper, linen or in the field of "conversion" to alcohol and methane. Currently, due to high oil prices along with the passage ...


    By BHS-Sonthofen Inc.

  • New table grape varieties on the way

    New Canadian fresh grape varieties will expand growers’ offerings and fill up shelf space with flavour profiles that meet market demand. The Consumer Insights team at Vineland is working to ensure the new varieties are exactly what consumers are looking for. In partnership with the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers, Vineland hosted a grower/ retailer open house to showcase new scouted ...

  • 2018 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

    Learn how we can simplify your winery wastewater treatment Join us January 24-25 at the 2018 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at booth #144. We will be featuring case studies showcasing how we have created solutions for winery wastewater treatment,  knowledgeable experts that will partner with you to create solutions for the challenges you are facing, and our ...

  • 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 ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • 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

  • Simulating Agricultural Climate Change Scenarios using Controlled Growth Chambers

    Extreme weather, believed to result from climate change and increased atmospheric CO2 levels, is a concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also expected to impact agriculture.1,2   Although it is expected that climate change will significantly affect agriculture and cause decreases in crop yields, the full effects of climate change ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • 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.

  • Carbon Dioxide Levels and Safety Considerations in Winemaking

    Although, at first sight, winemaking might appear to be one of the most idyllic of occupations, it is an industry with its own serious safety concerns. The fermentation process that produces the highly desirable end product, whether it be a serious earthy, rich, Cabernet Sauvignon or a sweet, slightly decadent, Moscato, also produces a lot of carbon dioxide. In the realm of 40 times the volume of ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Genesys weekender

    Some of the Genesys team and their partners enjoyed a fabulous weekend away this April in Porto, Portugal. Porto is famous for its port wine, bridges and churches and for inspiring JK Rowling to write her Harry Potter books. Our group of 26 spotted a group of students dressed like Hogwarts pupils and wondered at the Hogwarts-like floating staircase in the Lello & Irmão bookstore ...

  • Pests, Weeds and Crop Diseases Arriving Early You are here

    A warmer than usual winter and wet spring are ushering in some crop diseases and weeds early in the season and could trigger a pestier summer. Ohio State University entomologists are keeping a close eye on insect species that survived the winter and may appear earlier and more abundantly. Particularly concerning are the pests that preyed on last year’s crops, including slugs, stink bugs and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Great success of Pieralisi Group at Enomaq 2017

    The city of Zaragoza has been the stage for another success signed Pieralisi. During the fair, Pieralisi booth has been one of the most visited stands, with an attendance percentage of 7.5% more than last year. Professionals, representatives and onlookers have seen the state-of-the-art machinery and particularly Pieralisi integrated system (SIP) displayed at the booth. This latter has aroused a ...


    By Pieralisi Group

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