SOIL TEXTURE AND VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

SOIL TEXTURE AND VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Texture is a fundamental and familiar soil property. Among winegrape growers, it is common knowledge that sandy or lighter textured soils hold less water and consequently, dry more rapidly than clayey or...
REMOTE SENSING AND AERIAL IMAGES IN VINEYARD MANAGEMENT.

REMOTE SENSING AND AERIAL IMAGES IN VINEYARD MANAGEMENT.

MARCH 30, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Remote sensing is the process of acquiring information about something without contacting it.  In agriculture, remote sensing usually refers to passive sensing in the air of reflected radiation from the earth’s...
VINEYARD REPLANTING

VINEYARD REPLANTING

NOVEMBER 26, 2018. BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Although grapevines have the potential to live for many decades, most vineyards have a productive lifetime limited by pests, diseases, and other factors.  When farming costs regularly exceed grape revenues due to...