Over the last few years I have noticed bird damage becoming an increasing problem. Neighbouring properties have used bird nets selectively, however their use was becoming more wide spread.. Their increased netting kicked the can down the road to our vineyard, and last year I estimate we lost 1+ tonne of fruit.
The pruning is long done, but the biggest job in the vineyard is just the first job of the season.
Today we’ve completed the first post-pruning mow of each row, after starting last weekend. It’s much better than the pre-pruning mow where you get slapped in the face by every single cane.