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Herbicides and application techniques for control of leafroll infected full bearing grapevines (Phase 2): Vineyard with leafroll symptoms for two years or less

Herbicides and application techniques for control of leafroll infected full bearing grapevines (Phase 2): Vineyard with leafroll symptoms for two years or less

Introduction The mechanical removal of grapevines leaves live roots in the soil on which grapevine mealy bug Planococcus ficus (Signoret) may survive to contaminate the newly planted grapevines replacing the affected vines. The aim of this study was, therefore, to...
Herbicides and application techniques for control of leafroll infected full bearing grapevines (Phase 1): Vineyard with leafroll symptoms for four years or more

Herbicides and application techniques for control of leafroll infected full bearing grapevines (Phase 1): Vineyard with leafroll symptoms for four years or more

Introduction Grapevines infected with leafroll virus are increasing. As the virus may have a negative effect on grape quality and the productive lifespan of the vines, it is important to research methods by which the spread of the virus can be stopped and its...
Fruit farms become tech-savvy

Fruit farms become tech-savvy

Today we live in a world of interconnectedness, the dawn of the “internet of everything” and shifting technological frontiers. Even the use of robotics on farms are on the (not so distant) horizon. The face of farming changed significantly over the past few decades...
Planting of grapevines

Planting of grapevines

Planning Plan ahead and get advice from your consultant/viticulturist to plant the most suitable graft combination of a chosen variety for a specific soil type. Make an attempt to place your order for grafted vines at least 18 months before the grapevines have to be...
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