Mechanical Weed Control – Non Chemical

Under vine pasture management. One of Pridham Viticulture’s specialties.

There is no such thing as a nuisance weed (unless a noxious weed) only a plant that is not useful to us at a particular point in time.

Plants are useful when we need them but become weeds when we no longer want them – a regular dilemma we face.

Mechanical weed control can be used in place of chemical weed control.

How do we manage this?

It starts with vineyard design or retro fitting to suit under vine weeding systems.

This requires vineyard infrastructure assessment an important task in order to locate and manage obstacles (irrigation valves, risers, flush points, monitoring sites, drip-line height, etc.)

Pridham Viticulture has many years experience with efficient and functional vineyard setup for under vine weeding systems.

The next step towards conversion is to assess the soil type and pasture species so we can plan the best management approach.

For example:

We can help move your vineyard toward a low or non-chemical management system.

Under vine pasture management

Slashing under vines.

Soil renovation

Under vine non-chemical weed control.

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