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Extend & Excel

Getting science to work in the field requires some give and take, says Bragato Research Institute viticulture extension and research…

PhD Precis: AI virtually here

From studying banana plantlets in Cameroon to barley in Australia, Paul Epee has long been fascinated by agriculture and improving…

Planting Partnership

Felton Road Wines is restoring native plantings on public land near its Bannockburn estate, with Winemaker Blair Walter hopeful other…

Regenerating Rimapere

Delving into organics and regenerative agriculture has renewed Kurt Robinson's passion for viticulture.

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Nature's Champion

The academic who helped seed enthusiasm for undervine cover crops in New Zealand has left a legacy of biodiversity in…

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Native cover

Native plantings trialled under Villa Maria vines have yielded good results, despite dry conditions and destructive rabbits.

Memorable vintage

With a backdrop of COVID-19, this has been a harvest like no other.

Green Leaders

Hawke’s Bay celebrated its inaugural biodiversity field day in early February, with grower Xan Harding leading a posse of viticulturist…

Opinion

Fizz Facts

Our annual Christmas Eve party put pressure on my modest stock of champagne flutes. I have about 30 champagne flutes…

Wine serving order

The general convention for serving order is dry before sweet, ordinary before fine, and young before old.
 

Bob's Blog: Predictions for 2021

Market research organisation Wine Intelligence looks into the future each year and makes quite specific predictions. They have scored a…

Ditching premox - Bob's Blog

Premature oxidation (premox) is a scourge that has affected white Burgundy since the mid-90s. It needs to be distinguished from…

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Extend & Excel

Getting science to work in the field requires some give and take, says Bragato Research Institute viticulture extension and research…

PhD Precis: AI virtually here

From studying banana plantlets in Cameroon to barley in Australia, Paul Epee has long been fascinated by agriculture and improving…
 

Grape opportunities

Not a day goes by that Awatere Valley grape grower Andy Peter doesn’t think fondly of his father, who firmly…

Success in Succession: Milton

“We have an expression that unless you have dirt under your fingernails, you’ll never know how to grow a vine,”…

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Ted on tour

A new and improved version of Naïo Technologies’ autonomous weeding robot, Ted, has been revealed prior to a tour of…

Smart Sprayer

Claimed to be some of the most revolutionary spray technology to enter the Australasian market, the BA Smart Sprayer powered…
 

Rex set to go

Italian tractor manufacturer Landini, well-known for its specialised tractors in the vineyard and orchard sectors, has announced a new addition…

Wineries set for seismic shakes

Four years after the Kaikōura earthquake, Marlborough wineries are far better prepared for a big shake, says structural engineer Will…

Mechanisation new for the US

The impetus behind developing the Klima stripper back in 2007 was a continual lack of labour during the pruning season.

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Perfect pivots — Editorial

Perfect pivots — Editorial

Misha Wilkinson’s description of “pirouetting” through Covid-19 seems apt, given the industry’s need to stay on its toes throughout this…

Save our soils — Editorial

Save our soils — Editorial

There’s been something of a makeover in New Zealand vineyards in recent years, as the clean-cut look of sprayed rows…

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