PROTECT YOUR MOST

IMPORTANT ASSET, YOUR GRAPES

Control dust and control quality.

Midwest's dust control in vineyards helps protect your yield from pervasive dust, along with the resulting potential disease, mites, blight and infection. All of which is necessary to protect your reputation.

WINE NEEDS TO BREATHE. SO DO VENDORS AND CUSTOMERS.

Midwest’s long-term solution reduces dust and stabilizes roads through safe and stable nanotechnology.

Buttery, chewy, peppery, zesty — yes. Dusty? No. It might be OK to see dust on the bottles in someone’s wine cellar, but it’s never good on your grapes or in your presses.

You live the science of winemaking; Midwest excels in the science of dust control in vineyards. Oenology for you, nanotechnology for the chemists at Midwest. Together with you, Midwest will co-develop a program specifically for your vineyard or winery. Just as the taste of your wine differs from other varietals at other vineyards, your dust control and road stabilization program should be particular to your specific needs.

Midwest understands that your reputation — the reputation of your brand and the trust in your label — means everything. Dust is harmful. It’s a fact of life that vineyard roads are unpaved, but the dust that’s created can harm your grapes and hurt your yields. Dust is unpleasant. So much of a vineyard’s business is now dependent on at-site activities such as winetastings and tours. Additionally, you get regular visits from vendors checking on the new arrivals. Airborne dust degrades the experience at your winery, no matter the visitor. If someone takes the trip for a nice winetasting event and they end up choking on and covered in dust, will they ever return or tell their friends to try it?

Given the critical needs specific to vineyards and wineries, and the unique challenges presented, it makes sense to choose experts in dust control for your business and the circumstances of your industry. Midwest has created patented dust control products and managed service programs for vineyards and wineries, with a proven process to co-develop comprehensive plans with individual winemakers and grape farmers — made for you and made to provide solutions to your problems.

UP TO 90% DUST CONTROL PERFORMANCE, LASTING THE ENTIRE GROWTH SEASON AND HARVEST.

Midwest solves some of the most common problems facing vintners and grape farmers. Dusty conditions is your current reality. Access roads needed for regular crop maintenance, and driveways leading to the tasting room and store all create dust. Aside from compromising the high-end experience you want for visitors, there is the potential for more serious damage.

YOUR PROBLEM
  • PERVASIVE DUST can affect every aspect of your business
  • Excess dust puts vines at increased risk of CONTRACTING DISEASE
  • There is a greater potential of becoming INFESTED WITH MITES
  • Attracts dangerous fungi and molds that can lead to infected grapes and FRUIT ROT
  • You have additional concern about BLIGHT and SOIL EROSION
  • Consistent exposure may lead to HUGE LOSSES in seasonal yields
  • ADDITIONAL LABOR is needed for harvesting to clean dust from grapes

To avoid contamination of grapes and sludge from forming in bottom of presses, you need to CLEAN EACH individual vine before every pressing

MIDWEST SOLUTION
  • The MOST EFFECTIVE, efficient method of dust control
  • PROVEN to suppress airborne dust by up to 90%
  • Dramatically LOWERS THE RISK for mites, diseases, mold and more
  • SAFE for vines, employees, customers and the environment
  • CONTROL PM10 and PM2.5 dust emissions
  • LOWER MAINTENANCE and operating costs
  • Reduce potholes and rutting to PROTECT unpaved roads
  • LASTS THE COMPLETE SEASON AND HARVEST, unlike temporary watering approaches
  • Improves the IMPRESSION MADE with visitors for wine tastings and tour
A BETTER WAY TASTES SO MUCH BETTER.

The quality of the grapes determines the quality of the wine more than any other factor. It's imperative to protect the grapes with the best program possible. You already know that water isn't particularly effective, as it evaporates quickly and requires constant reapplications. This wastes water, a resource better used elsewhere. Worse still, most other programs use harmful chloride-based products, which are toxic to plants and soil; run off on unpaved roads so that chemicals can leach into the soil and reach the water table; and are corrosive to vehicles and expensive machinery.

Midwest has a better way … a more effective way … a safer way.

It starts from an overall different approach to solving the problem. Ordinary approaches are based entirely on products. Midwest's dust control in vineyards takes a comprehensive approach that’s 40% due to the right product and 60% to a specific application strategy instituted based on your own circumstances and needs.

Your Midwest program is co-developed with you to control dust, protect vines and grapes while guarding against disease and erosion. Midwest’s specially engineered formulas use nanotechnology to control dust by stabilizing soil. Nanotechnology lets Midwest scientists control matter on the atomic and molecular scale, so molecules bond well with surface materials and link to one another in longer, straighter chains. The longer and more stable the chain, the stronger and more flexible the surfaces can become than with smaller molecular chains.

What does this mean to your vineyard or winery?

Improves SOIL STABILITY
Resists shifting, breaking up and sink failures
Increases SURFACE INTEGRITY
Greater load-bearing strength for crop maintenance vehicles and venue visitors
Adds reliability YEAR-ROUND
Superior compressive strength in wet and dry conditions; resistant to extreme temperatures and UV exposure
Enhances RESILIENCY
High levels of flexibility and elasticity
100% safe, NON-TOXIC, NON-CORROSIVE
Safe for grapevines and the surrounding environment, and will not leach into soil or risk erosion
Conserves WATER
A long-term solution that outperforms temporary palliatives like water or chloride products that require several applications every year

NOBODY WANTS A GENERIC WINE.

Midwest collaboratively develops your program, which is customized and tested at your vineyard or winery.

Every wine has its own character and every vineyard its own qualities, so every program should be customized. At least, that’s how Midwest sees it.

A product alone is not enough. The Midwest program seamlessly integrates into your operations for real world performance results. Co-developed with you to determine your best solution, it provides accurate data for predictable performance assurance to achieve proper scale-up and overcome obstacles to success.

Midwest's dust control in vineyards offers the only customized and dynamically managed program made specifically for winemakers and grape farmers. Anyone can sell you a product, but Midwest’s full solution combines product chemistry for dust control in a dynamic traffic environment with expert application, supported by ongoing service and testing.

It enables crop maintenance equipment and visitor traffic utilization without road quality deterioration; reduces airborne dust to desired control efficiency levels for safety, health and community stewardship; increases road surface strength to prevent surface quality issues; all with a completely safe formulation that protects your crops and the surrounding environment.

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