In the movement toward methods of chemical free or organic vineyard practices, weed and insect control can be quite a challenge. Flame Engineering has been applying their unique approach for 53 years and to vineyards specifically for over 20 years. The Red Dragon GP-Series Vineyard and Orchard Flaming Equipment offers producers a wide variety of highly effective, economical and pesticide free options to meet their weed and pest control needs.
Flaming uses clean burning propane to deliver a quick blast of fire to specific areas on berms which kills weeds and their seeds, as well as harmful insects and spores. This process can be used as often as needed to keep the berm area clean and keep weeds under control, without damaging vines, trees, irrigation systems, vine protectors or the environment, all while eliminating chemical costs and keeping manual labor low. Depending on weed pressure and maturity, flaming is typically done 4 to 6 times per year initially, with customers reporting a reduction in need from season to season.