The subject of defoliating, or leaf plucking, in vines and the best mechanical system for this task is frequently debated. Two styles of defoliator are predominant in the market, the ‘roller’ style and the 'airblast' style. Most agree that the ultimate result is gained from using a combination of the two different styles, however that required the purchase of two separate machines with all the challenges of swapping them over between different blocks and growth stages.
Enter the new ERO ‘VITIpulse’, the latest development from the leading German manufacturer of specialist viticulture machinery.Read More
The latest development from FMR offers a new level of efficiency, spraying 3 complete rows in a single pass, using the R-Series shrouding system to eliminate drift & recapture unused spray.Read More
Dramatic footage show the moment a rally car almost collides with a tractor on a rural racecourse in Germany. The tractor driver just finished trimming his vines...Read More
Spraying in terraced or contoured vineyards is always a challenge. Especially with an over-row sprayer as the booms and nozzles tend to vary wildly in their relation to the target canopyRead More
Dion Mundy of Plant & Food Research displayed the poster of his team's study verifying the performance of the FMR R-Series recycling sprayer at Winetech 2013....Read More
We asked Michael Lane of Yangarra Estate what made the decision for him to purchase a FMR R-Series recycling sprayer for his bio-dynamic vineyard....Read More
We asked Clayton Kiely of Tamburlaine Wines why he purchased the FMR R-Series and what are the key features that he values in the machine....Read More