Balancing Mechanization and Sustainability

Balancing Mechanization and Sustainability

October 23, 2017
2:15  -  3:00

There are many challenges to keeping up with effective vineyard management practices.  For example, an increase in vineyard acreages in production, increasing difficulty in keeping up with the physical demands of vineyard management, increasing difficulty finding a labor force to adequately meet the needs of effective vineyard management.  Any one or all of these challenges point to the need to consider mechanizing to the extent possible.  But, does mechanization in the vineyard enhance or hinder sustainable practices?  Through video presentations, participants in this session will gain insight into tools and resources to promote mechanization in the vineyard.  Effective and sustainable practices will be demonstrated.

Session Category :  Viticulture Tract