Vineyards that are established for producing high quality wines are actively managed by the Viticulturist and typically would have either 2 or 3 sets of foliage wires.These wires are in place to help keep the canopy of foliage under control, and at the same time allow a large surface area of leaves to get exposure to the sun.
The foliage wires are normally secured at each pole in the vineyard row by using Trelliclips®.
However, in order to keep it as upright as possible, the canopy needs to be managed between the poles as well.
This is where the use of foliage wire clips is recommended.
Foliage wire clips are available in a variety of sizes and materials, ranging from compressed paper to plastic.
Listed below are 2 types that Cape Agricultural Products supplies to the wine farm industry in South Africa :
The C-Clip foliage wire clip is made from high quality materials and is very easy to apply to the foliage wires.
It has 2 small "studs" that hold one side of the clip in place on one of the wires.
The bright orange colour makes it easy to see the clips on the wires when applying or removing them.
C-Clips can be used on traditional steel wires, as well as on Deltex® polyester wire, in fact C-Clips are ideal for use with Deltex.
Packed 2000 per bag.
BIO Clips are made from top quality biodegradable, compostable resources without any added plastic.
Designed and fabricated to withstand extreme weather, and their physical properties also make them able to withstand impacts and traction forces.
The BIO clips were designed to respect the natural environment, with the products being made of 100% bio-compostable polymers derived from corn. They leave no residue, and their decomposition allows them to end up as an organic rich substrate in the soil.
As with C-Clips, the BIO clips are quick to apply and they do not have to be removed at the end of the season.
* BIO clips are ideal for vineyards being grown using ORGANIC methods *
BIO Clips are "soft" on your foliage wires and you can avoid rust which may occur after friction between steel clips/staples and the wire.
BIO Clips can be used on Deltex® polyester wire
Packed 2000 per bag.