An increasing tight labor supply has compelled grape growers to turn to mechanization, and spur pruning grapevines can save growers a lot of money over cane pruning; however, there has been a belief in the industry that spur pruning Pinot Noir vineyards leads to reduced yields in comparison. Watch this brief interview with Patty Skinkis from Oregon State University as she shares her recent studies and vineyard trials that would prove otherwise. Read more about it in the upcoming November issue of American Vineyard Magazine.
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