In the vineyard this means lifting and fastening or untying the shoots (Summer shoots, fruit rods) on appropriate support devices. The climbing power of the grapevine it is not enough to grow independently on the stitching wires. The requirement with the Wild vines was given by larger areas (trees). This will Weingarten Care. vintage and pest control is facilitated, or mechanical processing is also made possible. The young summer shoots are arranged between the stitching wires to form a slender leaf trellis. This gives the shoots a hold, prevents them from falling over or breaking off, as well as the air and light conditions for them grapes improved.
This must be done on time for the different forms of Wire frame education respectively. The right time is when the shoots have reached about 50 cm in length, which is the case in the northern hemisphere at the end of May. As a rule, this must be done two to four times. The rods are attached to the wire manually using binding wire or clips or with a semi-automatic binding pliers. Mechanical stapling using leaf staplers is only practiced in large companies. In a video (click to view) from DWI the cutting and subsequent stitching (fastening) of a half-arch to the bending wire is clearly explained.
In the past, the shoots were attached using pre-soaked willow rods that were attached to the hips with a leather belt. This method of environmentally friendly binding is still practiced today (in the picture the winegrower Gertrud Vaihinger from Weinstadt-Schnait in the growing area Wuerttemberg ).
At different education forms stapling can be omitted (for example, single post, minimum cut. Trier wheel. reversal education and Vertiko ). See also under training system and pruning as well as a complete list of all activities and resources in the vineyard under the keyword Weingarten Care,
Top left: DWI
other pictures: A. Becker - Fürth / Odw.