Do You Need a Weather Station in Your Vineyard?

Grape growers are beginning to use information technology to make informed weather-related decisions, as well as choices about vineyard development. by Bill Pregler All sectors of the wine industry have embraced new technologies, from better laboratory equipment to marketing software, but one area that is often overlooked is the vineyard itself. Now driven by increased competition, grape growers are using information technology as a way to more quickly adapt to the uncertainties of nature. The newest weather stations provide real-time, site-specific data, allowing growers to instantly and precisely monitor weather conditions at specific vineyard locations, including multiple locations simultaneously. They...

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