Sustainable Management Of Insects In The Vineyard – Yealands Family Wines

Sustainable Management Of Insects In The Vineyard – Yealands Family Wines
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New Zealand is home to a large grasshopper-like insect called the Weta. In vineyards they cause a lot of damage by eating the fresh grape buds.

Vineyard Manager, Gareth Goodsir explains how Yealands have found a sustainable way to protect their grape harvest, without having to spray pesticides.

A plastic sleeve wrapped around the grape trunk stops the Wetas from reaching the buds.

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  1. George Barrett says:

    Very ingenious,..it illustrates how very simple and cost effective ideas can come from study of creatures habits,well done team Yealands 🙂

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