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Release of the Ladybugs - A Form of Integrated Pest Management

Release of the Ladybugs - A Form of Integrated Pest Management | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
We released over 210,000 ladybugs onto select vines on our Purisima Mountain Vineyard. Find out why here.
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Fighting nature with...nature! Now, isn't that a sensible idea!

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It's official. Smoking is bad for your vines.

It's official. Smoking is bad for your vines. | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Smoke taints wine irrespective of fuel type and hides in the berries.

 

According to this research, the type of vegetation burnt does not significantly affect the taint found in wines. What this means, quite simply, is that you don't want bushfire near vineyards, no matter how beautifully perfumed the smoke is.

 

I wonder if any wine makers have ever tried to use this "taint" deliberately?

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How drones are helping the wine industry

How drones are helping the wine industry | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Unmanned aircraft, satellite mapping and ground sensors controlled by tablet computers – not 21st century espionage but 21st century wine making.

 

Read the BBC's article on "precision viticulture" and the technology behind it.

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