Production

January Work Programme 2000

January Work Programme 2000

PLANNING AND PREPARATION Short-term Inspect baskets or picking boxes prior to harvesting. Clean pressing bins and apply a layer of lead free acid resistant paint. Inspect wagons if used for conveying grapes to the cellar. Inspect and sharpen knives and pruning shears...
Grapevine Leafroll Disease: A New Control Strategy?

Grapevine Leafroll Disease: A New Control Strategy?

Recent advances in plant genetic engineering holds great promise for modern plant breeding; also for grapevines. Can this new technology provide mechanisms to introduce resistance against the crippling grapevine leafroll disease Grapevine leafroll disease Grapevine...
December Work Programme 1999

December Work Programme 1999

PLANNING AND PREPARATION Short-term Visit your nurseryman to inspect the vines grafted for you, to determine whether they are true to type, growing vigorously and free of disease. Plan the scheduling for irrigation of the various blocks, taking available water, soil...
Cool Climate Viticulture

Cool Climate Viticulture

For two and a half weeks I had the privilege to visit regions in Canada and New York State. I would like to share this experience first by focussing on the cool climate regions of Canada and thereafter in part 2 on the New York State regions. The experience enriched...