Describes a vineyard apparatus, method and system for complete or partial mechanization of grape growing and harvesting or viticulture is provided which addresses the shortcomings of the prior art and makes provision for viticulture mechanization without a substantial decrease in yield and while maintaining or improving vineyard consistency and fruit quality, especially in established vineyards.
The success of this approach to vineyard mechanization has been the fact that it has concentrated on minimizing or eliminating all limiting factors impacting the system while maintaining, or in some cases improving, fruit quality.
University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Morris, Justin R. and Oldridge, Tommy L., "Vineyard apparatus, system, and method for vineyard mechanization" (2002). Patents Granted. 159.