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News and views from the industry.

A Scout’s Tale

1 December 2019

The role of a vineyard technical scout is essentially to spot any disease as early as possible so action can be taken to avoid its…

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Interview with Ernst Weis.

1 November 2019

Darcy Gander of Vine-Works speaks to iconic vineyard planter Ernst Weis about his history in establishment of vineyards in the UK. Ernst Weis has played…

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How to Design a Vineyard.

1 October 2019

A recent report from WineGB tells us that an estimated 3 million grapevines were planted this year. 1.6 million in 2018 and 1 million the…

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Hiring Labourers.

1 September 2019

It is a well-known fact that happy employees are more productive at work and much more likely to exceed targets. The opportunity to create a…

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Choosing the Right Anchor for Your Trellis System.

1 August 2019

Most of the vineyards planted this May will either be sourcing their trellising materials or engaged in the huge task of installing the culture system.…

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Summer Canopy Management.

1 July 2019

Timing is critical when managing your vine’s canopy. There are myriad tasks andprocedures which can sculpt your vine at its various phenological stages through the…

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Looking for Jail Bars.

1 June 2019

By the time this article goes to press most growers will have completed shoot removal and shoot selection / crown thinning and will be looking…

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Preparation is Key.

1 May 2019

With 2019’s planting season underway, the thought of harvest may seem a long way off. Yet, as with most things in life: preparation is key.…

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What to do with Your New Vines & Your Method of Planting.

1 April 2019

Receiving your vines is possibly the most exciting moment for a new vineyard. A moment filled with excitement, anticipation and satisfaction. However, there are many…

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Time to Start Thinking About Scouting.

1 March 2019

“Knowledge is power” is the idiom, but knowledge is now about data. Data gathering in the vineyard is the most effective way to give a…

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