Practical in the vineyard

Wynboer Tips for December

PLANNING Make profile pits and have a soil scientist do comprehensive soil analysis and charting. Make arrangements for soil preparation (take soil samples and book contractors) in January/February. Make provision for labour requirements during the harvest. Check that...

Wynboer Guidelines: Nov 09

PLANNING Plan your spring fertilisation programme, irrigation scheduling strategy and book contractor for soils that have to be prepared in December/January. VINEYARD PROGRAMME Spring fertilisation if required On mature vines according to leaf and soil analyses and...

Wynboer Tips for October

PLANNING Plan labour requirements from October to December for important canopy management practices (suckering, tipping, tucking in of shoots and crop control) and make bookings with contractors in good time if your own labour force is insufficient. VINEYARD...

Wynboer Guidelines for August

PLANNING Plan herbicide programme as well as spring fertiliser and spraying programmes and place the necessary product orders. Adhere strictly to the IPW guidelines. VINEYARD PROGRAMMECalibrate spraying pump and fertiliser sprayer. Pest control The emphasis should be...

Mourvèdre blends

In recent years acronyms have become part of common parlance, also in the wine industry. One such is GMS or rather the blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz. Except for France where it has long been prevalent, it has also attracted the interest of winemakers in...