Fact Sheets

Series: Leafroll control strategy

This Fact Sheet Series contains information about Grapevine Leafroll Disease (GLD) and how to effectively manage this virus in vineyards. The cause of GLD, its symptoms and the spread of the virus is thoroughly explained. Different control strategies and management...

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Series: Mechanical harvesting of wine grapes

This Fact Sheet Series contains concise information about various aspects of mechanical harvesting of wine grapes. The influence of mechanical harvesting on vineyards and wines are discussed as well as different types of harvesting machines. Vineyard layout,...

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Series: Mechanical pruning of wine grapes

This Fact Sheet Series provides information about all aspects of mechanical pruning of wine grapes. Starting with the origin and development of mechanical pruning, comparison of mechanical vs hand pruning and the effect of mechanical pruning on wine quality....

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Management of grapevines during drought periods

This document highlights a few practical guidelines for managing vineyards during drought conditions. Always bear in mind that these are merely guidelines and vineyard practices should be tailored to the specific area, climate, soil type and wine goal. Download...

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Managing powdery mildew in the cellar

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects grapevines, caused by the fungus Erysiphe necator. If not controlled, powdery mildew can cause crop losses and have negative impacts on wine quality. The presence of powdery mildew can also increase the risk of...

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