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VINEYARD SERVICES

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

LGVS 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 metre row spacing. The variable transmission is like driving an automatic car. This enables our operators to drive the...

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...

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...

Herbicide Spraying

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. A weed that is controlled the first time is less likely to...

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.

Compost and Mulch Banding Undervine

Banding compost under-vine often occurs in conjunction with our straw mulch program. The compost becomes a food source for soil microbes when applied under the straw mulch and it lasts much longer as it is protected from the rapid breakdown than can occur when exposed...

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...