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Know your vines #7: How to optimise your yield prediction and the power of the Yield Prediction Tool – PART 2 150 150 Sectormentor for Vines

Know your vines #7: How to optimise your yield prediction and the power of the Yield Prediction Tool – PART 2

In our Know your Vines blog series we share practical tips on what metrics to monitor in your vineyard. This is the seventh instalment, stay tuned for more as the seasons unfold! “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Use bunch weights at lag phase and veraison to optimise yield prediction In part…

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How alive is your soil? Assessing soil health at Bee Tree Vineyard with Vine-works 800 534 Sectormentor for Vines

How alive is your soil? Assessing soil health at Bee Tree Vineyard with Vine-works

We’re starting to work with vineyards on exploring soil health monitoring and the value it can bring to the enterprise. Bee Tree Vineyard in West Sussex is owned and run by Vine-works, who also provide a suite of management services from planting through to harvest for vineyards across the UK. They use their 1.5 hectare…

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Use maps to save your sample locations 1418 705 Sectormentor for Vines

Use maps to save your sample locations

We’ve got fanmapstic news! GPS mapping for sample points on Sectormentor for Vines is now available for iPhone and Android! This makes it really easy to come back to the same sample sites when monitoring your vines. What does this mean? For every sample site a GPS location can be saved using the Sectormentor for…

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Case Study: Darcy Gander – Vine-works 1000 667 Sectormentor for Vines

Case Study: Darcy Gander – Vine-works

Vine-Works was founded by James Dodson and Darcy Gander and has been establishing, managing, maintaining and supporting vineyards across the UK for over a decade. They work with single growers, small businesses, farmers, landowners and some of the country’s largest wine producers, providing a complete range of vineyard management and technical services from concept to…

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Know your vines #6: Optimise your yield prediction and the power of our Yield Prediction Tool – PART 1 3024 4032 Sectormentor for Vines

Know your vines #6: Optimise your yield prediction and the power of our Yield Prediction Tool – PART 1

In our Know your Vines blog series we share practical tips on what metrics to monitor in your vineyard. This is the sixth instalment, stay tuned for more as the seasons unfold! “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Use flower and bunch counts to optimise yield prediction July is the perfect time…

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Know your vines #5: The value of understanding fruit set 2000 1333 Sectormentor for Vines

Know your vines #5: The value of understanding fruit set

In our Know your Vines blog series we will share practical tips on what metrics to monitor in your vineyard. This is the fifth instalment, stay tuned for more as the coming seasons unfold! “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” The value of knowing % Fruit Set The buds have burst, flowering is…

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Know your vines #4: How to measure pruning weights 543 407 Sectormentor for Vines

Know your vines #4: How to measure pruning weights

In our Know your Vines blog series we will share practical tips on what metrics to monitor in your vineyard. This is the fourth instalment, stay tuned for more as the coming seasons unfold! “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Mid winter pruning weights video with Matt Strugnell, Ridgeview Wine The onset of…

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Know Your Vines #3: Why monitor dead or missing vines? 1920 1440 Sectormentor for Vines

Know Your Vines #3: Why monitor dead or missing vines?

In our new Know your Vines blog series we will share practical tips on what metrics to monitor in your vineyard. This is the third instalment, stay tuned for more as the coming seasons unfold! “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Counting dead or missing vines for yield prediction, replanting strategy and…

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Know Your Vines #2: How are pruning weights helping vineyard managers keep their vines healthy? 832 626 Sectormentor for Vines

Know Your Vines #2: How are pruning weights helping vineyard managers keep their vines healthy?

In our new Know your Vines blog series we will share practical tips on what metrics to monitor in your vineyard. This is the second instalment, stay tuned for more as the coming seasons unfold! “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” What can we learn from pruning weights? “Pruning weights are the…

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Know Your Vines #1: Soil Health in your Vineyard 1701 1276 Sectormentor for Vines

Know Your Vines #1: Soil Health in your Vineyard

In our new Know your Vines blog series we will share practical tips on what metrics to monitor in your vineyard. This is the first instalment, stay tuned for more as the coming seasons unfold! “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”  Healthy soils are vital in an unpredictable climate and to drive profitability for…

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“The more data I have about what’s going on in the vineyard the better I can do my job. We use it to record things like flowers per vine which gives us an early prediction of yields. It’s simple, you just record the things you need.”