Vineyard Health Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Why Are Electric Substations Attracting Nuisance Birds and How Can We Stop Them?

    See how liquid bird repellent helped eliminate pest birds around electric substations in this article by BirdBuffer LLC. Several years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric engaged in an endeavor to find a better solution to keep birds out of their substations in California. An article written by Kellie Collins, Steve Yonge, and Ron Critchlow of the San Francisco Pacific Gas and ...


    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

  • 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

  • Ontario Horticulture Research Priority Report 2016

    Sector Consultation The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association partnered with Vineland to host a research strategy workshop in November 2014 with the goal of defining the top five research priorities for each crop group. Grower organizations were invited to nominate two representatives to participate on their behalf and a number of researchers from relevant fields were invited to ...

  • Breaking into new industries—The Bird-X approach

    In golf, a ‘birdie’ is usually a good thing. After attending February’s Golf Industry Show in San Diego, Bird-X found out that birdies are causing quite the stir on golf courses across the country. The reason is the number one pest bird culprit on golf courses—the Canada goose. Canada geese congregate around ponds and lakes, and have ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Life history traits and the activity of antioxidative enzymes in Lymantria dispar L. (lepidoptera, lymantriidae) larvae exposed to benzo[a]pyrene

    Increased presence of benzo[a]pyrene in the environment underlines the need for development of sensitive biomarkers for monitoring. Antioxidative enzymes could be used as early‐warning signals because of their sensitivity and applicability. The activity of 2 antioxidative enzymes, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT), were measured in midgut tissues of fifth instar Lymantria dispar ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Ethylene Removal by Chemisorption

    Conference presentation at IRAN BIOTECH 2015 (Teheran) 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 retail. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Effect of Ethylene on flowers

    Ethylene also has a harmful effect on cut flowers... Ethylene is an invisible, odour-free gas, produced naturally during the life cycle of flowers and plants, which can cause the premature death of flowers, the loss of their petals and/or abnormal opening, among other negative effects. This damage can be virtually eliminated, if we apply BIOCONSERVACION's solutions for ethylene removal. ...


    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

  • AgroMET Pest Forecasts Come To Connecticut - Case Study

    It hurts when codling moths riddle your apples, powdery mildew blasts your grapes, or anthracnose takes over your turf. But it's really nettlesome when growers or groundskeepers mere miles away get off without a snag. Blame it on the weather: on a multitude of variables that we barely notice.  Sophisticated weather stations can pick up on those variables and even predict when and where pests ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • AgroMET Pest forecasts come to Connecticut - Case Study

    It hurts when codling moths riddle your apples, powdery mildew blasts your grapes, or anthracnose takes over your turf. But it's really nettlesome when growers or groundskeepers mere miles away get off without a snag. Blame it on the weather: on a multitude of variables that we barely notice. Sophisticated weather stations can pick up on those variables and even predict when and where pests will ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Pacific Gas & Electric - Bird Free since 2013 - case study

    PG&E of Oakland, CA solved their pigeon pest control issues by installing BirdBuffer units to repel 55,000 starlings that were causing a great deal of mess with droppings. After 6 months of application, they reported, “there isn’t a bird within a mile from here. When birds nest, snakes climb to get the eggs. It causes a short of transformers.” The vapor from a BirdBuffer ...


    By BirdBuffer, LLC

  • 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

  • Temperature Monitoring a Vineyard’s Microclimate

    CAS DataLoggers recently supplied the temperature recording solution for a Washington winery concerned about the complex weather conditions that affected the harvest in their vineyard. To protect their grapes from harsh environmental conditions such as mold and frost, the growers planned to conduct a study ranging from April through October that ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Case study 106: Salinity neutralization - well water

    Operational Profile Farm Name: Estate in Hope Ranch Crop Type: Avocados,Grapes & Pasture Location: Santa Barbara,California Total Acres: 14 Acres Treated: 14 Irrigation: Drip /Sprinkler Season: 1 Year Water Source: ...


    By Eco1st Technology Group

  • Research carried out on the use of Amnite AG100 in hydroponically grown crops case study

    Project Objective AG100 is a microbially based product produced by Cleveland Biotech Limited UK. It consists of a mixture of components including bacteria. The product is supplied in a cellulose based semi permeable sachet ready for incubation. Work performed during the summer at Cockle Park Experimental Station, Northumberland England and Growers trials in Australia found that ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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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