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Wire frame training

In many variants of vine training in the vineyard, a wire frame is used as a support to which the shoots are attached or pinned. This helps the shoots to climb up in an organised manner. Depending on the height of the stem, we speak of a low (see pictures), a medium-high and a high form. From the 1950s onwards, this method largely replaced the traditional single-pole training (cane culture) ..

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This form of training also enables mechanical processing in the vineyard, such as the use of a grape harvester. The mostly galvanised wires are stretched at different heights between the vines. Different wire thicknesses are used depending on the load to be carried (grapes or foliage). There are also movable staple wire holders on the support pillars, which can be used to flexibly change the height of the wires depending on vine growth. See also vine training (systems) Vineyard maintenance (activities).

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