1.7 Record dead/missing vines

At the end of each season it’s important to record the number of dead or missing vines in each block. This allows you to calculate the actual number of vines per acre in a block, rather than the number that were originally planted – just 5% missing vines can skew all other predictions. This number is key for yield predictions and can also help with replanting strategies.

Recording dead and missing vines in your vineyard also contributes to your Sectormentor Vine Health Indicator Tool, where you can track the number of dead and missing vines each year, and view your vine health as a graph.

What to record

Record no. of dead or missing vines

Make notes: Anything interesting you’ve noticed!

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Equipment

A smartphone (with Sectormentor downloaded)