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Product Review: Vineyard Pre-pruning Machines

These units can speed up the pruning process, save money on labor and be more effective than hand pruning.
Apr 2012 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Pruning vines is traditionally done by hand and is, therefore, a major cost of any vineyard operation. Naturally, vineyard managers are always looking for more effective ways to farm, and mechanization offers an affordable option. This month, we discuss mechanized pre-pruning, which not only speeds up the pruning process, thereby saving money, but studies show it can even help prevent wood-rotting diseases. In this review of six pre-pruners from five manufacturers, we will focus on how pre-p...
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