Pruning Time

Funny how one continues to learn stuff that makes work easier or better.  I have been pruning this vineyard since 1980, moving from vine to vine and assessing what goes, what stays and which are best as canes and as spurs ( for the season after next).  Always, in the back of my head is my lecturer in viticulture, Max Loder from Stuttgart saying:  “Nein, zat is ein spur!”  Max has never left me, although I finished at Charles Sturt in 1987.  What I have done this year is go around with Felco 8s (manual secateurs) and remove all the stuff that I don’t want for any purpose.  Having done that, I don the electronic Felcos and then pick my canes and spurs.  So, the first round is thinking “no” and the second is “yes”.  That has worked for my ageing brain!

About Rusty Cook

Lorem ipsum ... Work in Progress .... will be completed soon
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.