Vine weighing and monitoring system accurately monitors the development of grape vines by tracking their growth rate on a daily basis by weight.
Accuweigh vine weighing and monitoring system helps to identify correct watering and fertilising levels to ensure grapes are at their optimum size and quality throughout the entire growth cycle.
Accuweigh and Yalumba Wines have been cooperating for the introduction of a vine weighing system for monitoring grape development via trellis tension.
The data collected from this weight terminal is used to highlight all irregularities in grape development throughout the growth cycle.
Reacting to visual inspections is usually too late as once the crop is showing signs of stress - some damage has already been done.
This specialised weighing system gives the viticulturist enhanced levels of real time data to work with; promoting changes to watering and fertiliser levels before any long term damage occurs.
Correct interpretation of this valuable weight data assists with:
- More accurate yield estimations earlier in the season
- Consistently achieving optimum growth and quality
- Indicating when is the right time to harvest the grapes
Yalumba's viticulturist for Eden Valley/Barossa, Amanda Madder has been the driving force for the introduction of this important new breakthrough in vineyard data collection systems in Australia.