VINEYARD SERVICES

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Grape Harvesting Grape harvesting usually begins late January and ends mid to late April. It can be an intense, but exciting time of year, as a lot of grapes tend to ripen at the same time. LGVS is able to manage your grape harvesting bookings including picking times,...

Herbicide Spraying

Herbicide spraying is best done early to maintain control.  Controlling weeds when they are small is so much easier than trying to control them when they are large and woody. By doing so less chemical will be required and weed germination will be better managed.

Compost and Mulch Banding Undervine

Growers and researchers alike are finding compost and mulch banding to be indispensable aspects of vineyard floor management programs. LGVS are using compost and mulch banding for erosion control, soil moisture retention, nutrient content, and as a contribution to overall vineyard health.

Fungicide Spraying

Fungicide Spraying is a very important part of managing a vineyard. Timely sprays are paramount to achieving clean fruit at harvest time. The spray season commences in August and ends in January. The weather and season play a huge part as to how many sprays each...

Straw Mulching

Have you ever wondered why some vines don’t seem to respond to irrigation during extreme heat events where others thrive? One of the biggest benefits of straw mulching is that it helps retain soil moisture. Vines with under-vine straw mulch cope better with our...

Vineyard Management

LG Vineyard Services Pty Ltd specializes in full management of small to medium size vineyards 10 to 50 hectares throughout the Barossa Valley. Our Full Management includes: ● – Grape price negotiation and grape contract establishment with wineries. ● – Annual...

Mowing

We have the mowing option to either side throw the cover crop undervine as a mulch or slash and leave the cover crop in the mid-row. Slashing the cover crop puts important organic matter back into the vineyard, further improving soil structure. Having the mid-row...

TracMap

The TracMap GPS System is central to our whole vineyard contracting enterprise. Adopted in October 2013, it is now being used in conjunction with all of our vineyard services. TracMap is a GPS system from which all vineyard activities are organised. A well planned...

Bulk Spreading

Improving soil structure doesn’t happen overnight, but establishing an annual soil conditioning program goes a long way to building healthy soils. Undertaking soil tests and plant leaf analysis identifies surplus and deficits, trace element and nutrient...

Cover Cropping and Permanent Pasture

Cover Cropping and permanent pasture in vineyards builds organic matter and improves soil health. This work commences after harvest from mid April through to late May. Soil aeration is recommended through the use of the Yeoman plow. We til to a depth that allows the...

Vine Trimming

Summer vine trimming is important in maintaining a healthy vineyard. The lower vine shoots are trimmed at an angle to increase spray penetration into the canopy. It can also minimise cane breakage from machinery tyres. If the vineyard is machine harvested, a neatly...

Tractors and Front-end Loaders

LG Vineyard Services operate using all Fendt Vario tractors, maintaining them to the highest standard. We are able to operate in vineyards with a minimum of 2.5 meter row spacing. The variable transmission is like driving an automatic car. This enables our operators...

Post Knocking

Whether it’s knocking in posts and strainers for a new vineyard development or simply replacing any broken posts in an established vineyard, LGVS has the equipment to manage the task.   Service Area 1 Service Area 2 [huge_it_maps...

Soil Test and Plant Leaf Analysis

Soil Test & Plant Leaf Analysis We work with a professional agronomist to carry out soil tests and plant leaf analysis on all of the vineyards we manage. The results from these tests allow us to make key decisions as to what nutrients and trace elements to apply...

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