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Some information about the vineyard works in Hundred Days- Winemaking Simulator

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Vineyard Works

In Hundred Days the player will be able to choose which operations to perform on his vineyards. These operations will affect the quality and quantity of the grapes harvested.

Within the game, operations related to vineyards are represented by green cards.

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Here are some of the operations present in Hundred days

  • Terracing: A terrace is a piece of sloped plane that has been cut into a series of successively receding flat surfaces or platforms, which resemble steps, for the purposes of more effective farming. This type of landscaping is therefore called terracing. Graduated terrace steps are commonly used to farm on hilly or mountainous terrain.
  • Plowing: Plow is a tool or farm implement used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting to loosen or turn the soil.
  • Clearing: Land clearing is the process of removing trees, stumps, brush, stones and other obstacles from an area as required to increase the size of the producing land base of an vineyard.
  • Irrigation System: Irrigation in viticulture is the process of applying extra water in the cultivation of grapevines. A vine that does not receive the necessary amount of water will have its growth altered in a number of ways.
  • Planting: The vines are planted in the vineyard grounds. The number of plants per hectare defines the density of the vineyard and affects both the quality and the final quantity of the wine produced.
  • Pole: The presence of the poles for each plant ensures the perfect verticality of the plant and contributes to the solidity and stability of the vineyard rows
  • Pruning: The removal of unwanted or unneeded parts of the grapevines. In winter this usually involved removing the canes and wood that is less than year old, leaving on the necessary buds or spur desired for next year's production
  • Suckering: Suckering is a vital part of vineyard maintenance, as it redirects the vine's energy to the most important shoots. When crews sucker the vines, they are essentially removing all of the unnecessary shoots, resulting in fewer clusters of grapes but greater concentration of flavors in the remaining clusters.

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  • Weeding: Weed control is an important practice in vineyard management. Traditionally, the primary objectives for controlling weeds are to conserve soil moisture and reduce the competition for essential mineral nutrients required.
  • Crop thinning: Crop thinning is used to achieve yield and quality goals. Crop thinning is the term used for removal of flower and/or grape clusters on the grapevine. It allows the grower to modify vine balance (fruit to vegetative growth). In cool climate wine growing regions, crop restriction is sometimes required on certain cultivars to ripen fruit adequately, due to a limited season and heat units. The intensity of crop thinning is highly dependent on the cultivar, vine health, and climate. Some cultivars may require annual crop thinning to maintain adequate vine strength.
  • Tipping: Tipping is part of canopy management and involves removing the top 2cm of the growth tip of a shoot. There are several reasons for tipping a vineyard. Early in the season, vineyards that grow unevenly gets tipped to give the slower shoots a chance to catch up.
  • Treatments: The vineyard treatments protect the plant’s surface against general fungal diseases, insects, nematodes.
  • Harvest: The "harvest" is the process by which wine grapes are picked. This may be done by hand or mechanically, utilizing specialized mechanical picking machines. It is also a term used to describe the period when the grapes are removed from the vines - "the harvest season"

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