Work Programme – May 1999

Work Programme – May 1999

1 . PLANNING AND PREPARATION May is planning month. If overall planning for your farm has not yet been done, now is the time. If overall planning has been completed it may now be revised. (See: Wynboer Tegnies, No. 10, January 1985 for Netwerk vir die vestiging van...

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Calculating the Cost of Mechanisation

Calculating the Cost of Mechanisation

According to the Oxford English Dictionary mechanisation means "to substitute mechanical power for man or horse power". In the wine industry mechanisation also takes place to create favourable conditions for quality improvement which is often the motivation for the...

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Mechanisation in the Paarl Area

The main areas in the viticultural industry where mechanisation is possible, are: Harvesting Foliage management Planting (vine and trellis system) Pruning (shoot removal only or fully mechanised) The mechanisation of harvesting and foliage management can be...

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Mechanisation of Viticulture

Mechanisation of Viticulture

INTRODUCTION There are very few viticultural practices that cannot be mechanised. In a country like Australia mechanisation of almost all practices is occurring on a large scale, but the majority of tasks in South Africa are still being executed by hand. A labourer in...

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Summary of Cost of various Trellising Systems

Summary of Cost of various Trellising Systems J L TRUTER AND P C BOTHA Agricultural Economists - VinPro (SA) Consultation Services ROW WIDTH POLE LENGTH 2.1m 2.5m 2.75m 3.0m 3.3m TRELLIS SYSTEM 47 rows 40 rows 36 rows 33 rows 30 rows Rand/ha Rand/ha Rand/ha Rand/ha...

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Shiraz Disease: Symptoms and Management

Shiraz Disease: Symptoms and Management

Shiraz Disease apparently occurs in South Africa only and causes deterioration in the cultivars Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec. The disease is graft-transmissible, but natural transmission has previously been reported (Engelbrecht and Kasdorf, 1990). The disease may be...

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Work Programme – April 1999

Work Programme – April 1999

1. PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1.1 Short-term Study your block records and decide which blocks should be replaced. Decide on cultivars and rootstock in consultation with your cellarmaster and/or viticultural advisor. Block project: Give your crop particulars to your...

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World Production of Wine

World Production of Wine

World production decreased annually by an average of 0,7% from 1990 to 1996. However, over the same period production in the new world wine countries (Australia, Chili, Argentina, the USA and South Africa) increased by an average of 1,4% annually. Production in the...

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Alumni Get Together

Alumni Get Together

The Viticulture and Oenology Alumni of Stellenbosch University once again organised a very successful annual reunion at their alma mater More than 80 former Viticulture and Oenology students got together on 30 July for the fifth annual reunion in the history of their...

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