The time has come for more mechanization in winegrapes
By Steve Adler
Planting trends have tapered off in the California winegrape sector, with growers planting 15 million vines in 2016, just slightly more than half of the 27 million vines planted two years earlier. There has also been a shift in where the vines are being planted, with most new vineyards being developed in coastal regions rather than the Central Valley, according to Nat DiBuduo, president and CEO of Fresno-based Allied Grape Growers.
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