Production

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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...