The new shoots of a vine will now not only grow on the designated canes, but also on parts of the vine that will cause the vine to use too much energy. These as well as weeds need to be taken away either by hand or mechanically. Shoots can also emerge from higher up on the vine. It is important to reduce these as they can carry unwanted fruit.
Their reduction is in itself a kind of yield reduction guaranteeing a better ripening for the grapes that are left.
Over the course of summer, the vines are sprayed on a regular schedule every nine days. So, starting in April, this will result in 8-10 rounds. Depending on the type of season, we will use different types of sprays, like e.g. baking soda, various herbal teas, sulfur, etc. We invested in an expensive full canopy