Articles for Vineyard Services

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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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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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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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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Dealing with Pruning Wounds.

1 February 2019

As most vineyards are well under way with their winter pruning, I thought it would be prudent to discuss the options of pruning paints. By…

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Pruning Techniques to Help Mitigate Frost Damage.

1 January 2019

Spring frosts have clearly been an issue for many UK grape growers over the yearswith some losing a devastatingly large amount of fruit in 2016…

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Thoughts from Seasonal Vineyard Staff – the Backbone of UK Viticulture.

1 November 2018

The growth of UK viticulture has been rapid in the past decade. But a large percentage of the new producers don’t come from a traditional…

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