Hilling up

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  1. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:52 PM #1

    wxtrendsguy

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    Looking for suggestions for implements to use to hill up the vines in November. No one else around here uses this practice but I am getting tired of replacing 30% of my vineyard every year. Time to do what works in the Finger Lakes and Ontario....they grow the same vinifera as I so may as well do what they do...

    I am talking small commercial size vineyard here not a backyard vineyard....hand tools are not an option...:)
     
  2. Aug 16, 2019 at 3:03 AM #2

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    We used a a 60 horse tractor with a front end loader to scoop piles of mulched cactus and dump it down our rows. We then used a self propelled Roto tiller to even it out. You could dump your dirt down the middle of the rows then use a disc on a three point hitch to throw it out to the side of either row.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2019 at 2:04 PM #3

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    google the Geneva test station or New York grape society(?) maybe can find info.
     

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