Covid-19 has escalated the need for greater automated solutions within vineyards, orchards and farms, says Nicky Molloy, Business Innovation Manager for Agritech at Callaghan Innovation.
With a minimum width of just one metre, Claas Nexos compact tractors are ideally suited to working in the narrowest vineyards.
Choosing the right new vineyard tractor is an important decision, given the major capital outlay.
A new and improved version of Naïo Technologies’ autonomous weeding robot, Ted, has been revealed prior to a tour of French vineyards.
Claimed to be some of the most revolutionary spray technology to enter the Australasian market, the BA Smart Sprayer powered by Smart-Appl, provides viticulturists and horticulturists with reduced chemical use, economical spray application and advanced crop mapping.
Italian tractor manufacturer Landini, well-known for its specialised tractors in the vineyard and orchard sectors, has announced a new addition to its range - the Rex 4 Electra.
Four years after the Kaikōura earthquake, Marlborough wineries are far better prepared for a big shake, says structural engineer Will Lomax.
The impetus behind developing the Klima stripper back in 2007 was a continual lack of labour during the pruning season.
Mark Daniel on what's new in machinery for the vineyard.
New Holland Agriculture has introduced the new Braud 9000 series to its portfolio of self-propelled grape harvesters, with the 9090L and 9090X.
Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management system has evolved significantly since its inception in 2005.
Italian specialist tractor manufacturer SAME, part of the SDF Group, used the recent EIMA 18 Expo in Bologna, to roll out its latest Frutteto model — the CVT AutoSteer.
The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn and CFC's — at least in this part of the world.
Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes after a trial undertaken in Hawke's Bay last season.
Brettanomyces bruxellensis is the bane of winemakers throughout the world. Known simply as Brett, its impact can lead to unpleasant aromas and wine spoilage, if left undetected.
Spray Nozzle Engineering Australasia has opened two new tank head repair and cleaning Centres of Excellence, in Melbourne, Australia and Hamilton, New Zealand.
Estimating grape yields is a headache for the wine industry – but now there’s an app for that.
The rapid growth in New Zealand’s wine industry has left local regulators playing catch-up throughout much of the country.
A new web-based tool that takes information access to a new level.
International wine analysis firm Randox says their new RX misano wine analyser is leading the technological development of analytical chemistry for winemakers.
Wine fermenters come in all shapes and sizes. From stainless steel giants, to French or American oak barrels and German Fuders.
Consumers across the world are no longer in the dark ages when it comes to learning about wine.
New Zealand Winegrowers has launched a Mandarin-language website to support ongoing marketing activities in China.
This season Zelam is set to launch a new product onto the market for the control of Botrytis and Downy Mildew in wine grapes.
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