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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...
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...
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...

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...