Product Review: Buying Tractors for Narrow Row Vineyards
Matching your tractor purchase with your vineyard practices and budget.
by Bill Pregler
Nov 2010 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
NARROW ROW VITICULTURE isn’t simply about buying a narrow row tractor. Rather it involves buying into a completely different model for vineyard development. Narrow row viticulture means more vines per acre. Proponents say that this allows growers to pursue higher fruit quality by reducing pounds of fruit per grapevine while keeping the total yield per acre up. These benefits, however, come with increased expenses. Tractor distributors, vineyard consultants and managers all agree that be...
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