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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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Soil health in your vineyard: Do you know your earthworms? 590 442 Sectormentor for Vines

Soil health in your vineyard: Do you know your earthworms?

A quiz created by Jackie Stroud, soil scientist at Rothamsted Research, also known as ‘The Worm Lady’! Did you know there are three different types of earthworms at work in your soil? Each type lives in a specific layer and performs a unique function which contributes to the soil’s health and therefore your vine’s health.…

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Capturing Carbon on your Vineyard 659 353 Sectormentor for Vines

Capturing Carbon on your Vineyard

“If you want to capture carbon, you have to think like carbon!” Check out this Short from Farmerama Radio, a podcast sharing the voices of smaller scale farmers, about Carbon Farm Plans and monitoring carbon from Charles Schembre at Napa County Resource Conservation District. Charles Schembre is a Soil Conservationist at the Napa County Resource Conservation District,…

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The art and science of accurately predicting your vineyard yield 1920 1440 Sectormentor for Vines

The art and science of accurately predicting your vineyard yield

Why do crop estimates? Crop estimates are important for many reasons for both grower and winemaker. Growers want to produce high quality fruit to get the best price for their grapes, or if it’s for their own wine, then to get the best quality wine. Ideally, the grower really wants to get the best quality…

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How to prepare for data collecting in your vineyard 1920 1440 Sectormentor for Vines

How to prepare for data collecting in your vineyard

Monitoring and analysing your vines helps to predict grape yield and when to harvest your grapes to get the highest quality. How many vines should I monitor? First you need to create a sampling plan which is clear and easy to manage – making sure it’s actually doable is the most important element. If it’s…

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English Wine Week: Vineyards working for beauty, ecology and profitability 560 397 Sectormentor for Vines

English Wine Week: Vineyards working for beauty, ecology and profitability

For English Wine Week we want to highlight an important part of the growing English wine movement – the vineyards who are striving for a system which works with and for nature, not against it, without comprising the bottom line. These vineyards are stripping back at every stage of the winemaking process: from growing the…

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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.”