ERO VITIpulse Defoliator
The ERO VITIpulse is a pulsed air defoliator that removes leaves using bursts of compressed air. Not only are the outer leaves reached but also those within the foliage wall. The burst of air also removes the flower clusters from the caps. Good air circulation in the grape zone reduces the danger of botrytis bunch rot and other fungal diseases. If the system is used shortly after bloom begins, smaller berries are also removed, and depending on the setting more or less yield reduction is achieved. The remaining berries lie more loosely, develop a harder skin and are generally more healthy and can stay on the vine longer. Due to the thinned out foliage wall, the sun and wind can more quickly dry the grapes after rainfall, which also has a positive effect on the quality of the grape harvested.