Demonstration of Clemens GmbH mechanical weeding technology for vineyards at NIAB EMR’s R&D vineyard

Weeding technology in action at Fruit Focus in the NIAB EMR R&D vineyard. CLEMENS Technologies is providing a range of mechanical weeding technologies for vineyards and orchards, with the equipment being used in research conducted by NIAB EMR in the IWM PRAISE project.

Demonstration of Clemens GmbH mechanical weeding technology for vineyards at NIAB EMR's R&D vineyard.

Weeding technology in action at Fruit Focus in the NIAB EMR R&D vineyard. CLEMENS Technologies is providing a range of mechanical weeding technologies for vineyards and orchards, with the equipment being used in research conducted by NIAB EMR.

Posted by NIAB on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Clemens and NIAB EMR officially launched their collaboration @ Fruit Focus 2018

Fruit Focus, the leading technical event for the fruit industry, took place on 25 July 2018 at NIAB EMR, East Malling, Kent. Amongst the ever popular NIAB EMR research tours, Dr Julien Lecourt showcased new additions to the R&D vineyard including trellis system accessories, frost protection and fertigation systems, and the planting of an extension for weed control research as part of the IWM PRAISE European Union Horizon 2020 project. It was announced that German company Clemens GmbH (CLEMENS Technologies) has also joined the project, providing a range of mechanical weeding technologies for vineyards and orchards, with the equipment being used in the research conducted by the team at NIAB EMR.

Image: Johannes Krütten (Clemens GmbH) and Dr Julien Lecourt (NIAB EMR). All credits NIAB EMR

Fruit Focus 2018 – Cluster meeting – IWM PRAISE

The leading fruit industry event fruit focus 2018 has taken place at East Malling, Kent. It comprised tours of the vineyard, led by Dr Julien Lecourt who focused his talk on the IWM PRAISE project.

Julien presented the aim of the project and the experimental plan we are going to follow in the next years. The talk has been followed by demonstration of mechanical weeders by Clemens GmbH. The 2018 Chardonnay planting, dedicated to the studies for the IWM PRAISE project has been presented and Julien discussed the importance of weed management in young vineyards and orchards. A video showing the different weeding technologies -in operation- used in the project will be uploaded on this webpage in the next weeks.

Tours and demonstrations have caught the interest of the public -including fruit growers and vineyard managers- with the promise to discuss the first results at the next Fruit Focus. “Rendez-vous” in summer 2019!

The IWM PRAISE sign in the vineyard

Pinot noir rows after row cultivation with the Clemens Radius SL plus

The Clemens SL Radius plus

Two inter-row management techniques – cultivated vs cover-cropped

Dr Julien Lecourt giving his talk in one of the tours at Fruit Focus 2018

 

Save the date! Fruit Focus 2018 on the 25th of July

Fruit Focus is one of the major events for the UK fruit industry. Taking place at East Malling, Kent, the event will include two tours of the NIAB EMR research vineyard with a special focus on the IWM PRAISE project. The tour will include the demonstration of weeding technologies and the presentation of the various experiments taking place in the vineyard for the project.

For more information about Fruit Focus: http://www.fruitfocus.co.uk/