Using Tubex vine shelters to establish and maintain your vineyard gives you flexibility as it protects against herbicide spray and mechanical maintenance
Using Tubex vine shelters to establish and maintain your vineyard gives you flexibility as it protects against herbicide spray and mechanical maintenance

 Research & development

 

Within this section of the site we aim to answer some of the technical issues relating the science behind vineshelters.  Some of this information is based upon empirical evidence and feedback from our customers, some of it from 3rd party research.

We have tried to keep this section simple.  If you would like more clarity or information please contact our R&D Manager, Dr Bhukan Parbhoo.

The Vineshelter Microclimate (Part one)
We summarise the overall microclimate characteristics and then the processes governing plant growth. More

The Vineshelter Microclimate (Part two)
We then look at the Balancing Act and the impact upon Vine growth. More

Vine growth
What level of vine growth is experienced when using a vineshelter, compared to open conditions and use of other shelters, e.g. milk cartons or nets? More

Vine growth balance – Internodal distance and Root:Shoot Relationship
How balanced is the growth improvement? More

Temperature
To what extent does the temperature increase within the shelter, and what are the effects on vine growth? More

Pests and diseases
Do they flourish or are the controlled when using a shelter? More