Mechanical Pruning

Jan-march 020 pruningWe utilize a Pellenc T100 prepruning attachment connected to a Braud SB65 tractor to mechanically preprune grapevines. During the dormant season our prepruner uses a series of blades which run along the vines cutting shoots to the desired length.

Some highlights of mechanical pruning are as follows:

• Fewer people required to complete pruning

• Effective tool to combat Eutypa infections in your vineyard

• Dual-pruning method used in frost-prone areas to delay budbreak and insure fruit production

• Removed material is mulched into small pieces and falls to the ground

• Over-the-row tractor minimizes compaction in the root zone

More information

Effects of mechanical pruning on grapes
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Small numbers of seven wine grape varieties were pre-pruned. The machine used was a mechanical grape harvester with the picking head replaced with a pruning ……pdf

Mechanical Pruning of Wine Grapes
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harvesting by hand can easily represent 1/3 of a San Joaquin Valley (SJV) wine grape grower’s annual production expenses. Switching to mechanical pruning … – Similar
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Feb 1, 2002 … It is the economics of the grape industry that is driving us into mechanical pruning,” said Seibert, who has converted 300 of the 1100 acres … –