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Technology May Replace Guess-Work At Vineyards

Sonora, CA — An automated high tech system for estimating grape yields has been developed by agriculture research scientists.

The new procedure detects increases in the tension of trellis wires as grapes form and grow.

The information provides the farmers with a more accurate reading of how large the yield will be.

The system is now completing field-testing after which it can be placed in commercial use.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh