Wineland

IPW Certificate Course

Training in the integrated production of wine As promised, an IPW Course will be offered in the third quarter for primary producers and cellars in 8 towns in the Little Karoo, Breede River, Swartland, Olifants River, Orange River and Coastal regions. A CERTIFICATE...
Progress with Virus Research on Vines

Progress with Virus Research on Vines

A variety of virus diseases, for example leafroll, stem grooving, corky bark, fanleaf and fleck occur on vines. From an economic point of view, leafroll is probably the most important virus disease in South African vineyards due to its increasing occurrence and effect...
July Work Programme 1999

July Work Programme 1999

1. PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1.1 Short-term Determine the quantity of fertiliser required by making use of the results of soil analyses per block as well as block productions and growth of the vines. Order the required quantity of fertiliser for delivery in early...
The 1999 Wine Harvest

The 1999 Wine Harvest

The 1998/99 season will be remembered for the high temperatures and the virtual absence of rain in the ripening and harvest periods. Wine quality shows good potential, despite unfavourable weather conditions. Certain regions were characterised by exceptionally good...
June Work Programme 1999

June Work Programme 1999

1. PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1.1 Short-term Check tractors and implements and replace worn parts. Check the spray pumps used for the application of herbicides and calibrate once more to make sure of their output. Read article “Effektiewe toediening van...

Analysis of Vineyard Diseases at Nietvoorbij

The Plant Protection Division at ARC-Nietvoorbij is involved not only in extensive studies on vine diseases and pests, but also provides producers, extension officers and technical field staff with a comprehensive analytical service of vine diseases. During 1997 more...
Vinification Aspects of Mechanically Harvested Grapes

Vinification Aspects of Mechanically Harvested Grapes

1 INTRODUCTION Current trends are moving increasingly towards the mechanisation of the harvesting process.For a cellar to receive mechanically harvested grapes, it is necessary to make a few adjustments with regard to the offloading system, grape crusher and...