PDAs Budding in the Wine Industry
by Zillah Bahar
Jun 2002 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Just six years ago, data collection in the vineyard was an unwieldy, paper and pencil affair for Eric Wylie, an agricultural engineer with Stimson Lane, a wine producer with 4,500 acres of vineyards throughout Washington State. Whenever Wylie and his colleagues--four viticulturists and four technicians--went into the field to collect information about such matters as the number of buds per vine, crop damage following a hailstorm, or the distribution of beneficial insects, they had to record by h...
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