**The date for this event is tentative, pending sufficient canopy growth
Join Principal Investigator Dr. Terry Bates of Cornell University for one of two (or both) of these demos as he puts into action the variable rate techniques and technology he and his team have developed, here focused on shoot thinning.
Dr. Bates will 1) compose a map of vineyard vigor (NDVI) and calibrate the map against manual shoot counts, and 2) generate a predicted spatial shoot count map and use that data to complete a prescription map that the mechanized shoot thinner will follow automatically.
Thank you to Scheid Family Wines, E. & J. Gallo Winery and the
Lodi Winegrape Commission for hosting these even
ts, and to VMech for customizing their equipment for the demos.
*Photo Courtesy Efficient Vineyard
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