Hibbits says wineries are becoming more receptive to machine pruning, particularly as they also see the writing on the wall.
“When you are looking at lower grape prices with higher costs, something’s gotta change,” Hibbits says. “They know the direction it’s going to go.”
California State University, FresnoInfluence of training systems, pruning practices and soil types on wine quality in cabernet sauvignon:
CSUFPruning methods tried on chardonnay grapes: