JOHN ALTHOUSE, LANDOWNER
Just a quick note to share how pleased I am with the work done by your team this past week to improve the row soil and start the hilling up process. Matt and Steve worked closely with me to discuss options about how to best break up the row middles. They kept making adjustments to make it better and made an important recommendation to me to do a final pass with a green hoe to get the best hilling up for this winter. All of us are confident that future year’s hilling up will be much easier with the leveling/hilling work done this year.
I also share how pleased I was that Matt thanked me for contacting Doyle Mgmt for this work. His brief, sincere comments speak very well for your leadership and the teamwork you have developed.
Wally and I also discussed the path forward for work with the Berthoud sprayer next year. He is very confident we can easily deal with any minor issues that need to be fixed plus install some electrical controls. I have taken that off my to-do list for this year.
At this point I think I am set for this season’s work. I have the equipment to disperse the mulch in the rows in the next week.
I welcome any recommendations you or your team have for future work in the vineyard.