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A mechanical pruner at work in the Alentejo (Portugal). This reduces growth down to long spurs, which are
 then pruned back to just two or three buds by hand. Using this sort of pre-pruning shortens the job
 massively, but it only works where the vines are pruned with a permanent cordon (the main single 
horizontal branches from which the vertical shoots grow). If you want to cane prune (also known as 
rod and spur), this all needs to be done by hand. Picture taken December 2006.  

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(All photographs are ŠJamie Goode and must not be republished in any form without permission.)