Winegrowers Supplies  -  Vine Support Poles

Six foot tall bamboos are the cheapest option, but 1.2 metre, 1.4 metre or 1.5 metre galvanised steel poles are a good investment long term. Bamboos break at soil level after a couple of years, so need to be pushed into the soil again every couple of years. I find it is beneficial to support the stocks vertically for many years, otherwise they become bowed, which is a disadvantage if you use an in-the-row cultivator where the sensor-rod detects the vine-stock.