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LWC & E. & J. GALLO: VARIABLE-RATE SHOOT THINNING DEMO.
April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Date: TBD in April **The date for this event is tentative, pending sufficient canopy growth
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Venue: Borden Hills Ranch, 14574-14598 Borden Road, Herald, CA, 95638 (look for signs)
Cost: FREE, all are welcome
Description: Join Principal Investigator Dr. Terry Bates of Cornell University for a demo as he puts into action the variable rate techniques and shoot thinning technology he and his team have developed. Custom equipment provided by VMech. Dr. Bates will compose a map of vineyard vigor (NDVI) and calibrate the map against manual shoot counts, and generate a predicted spatial shoot count map and use that data to complete a prescription map that the mechanized shoot thinner will follow automatically.
RSVP: Please RSVP by April 15th to Christina at the Lodi Winegrape Commission: 209.367.4727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.