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Horticulture, Vineyards - Optimising canopy management for vine balance, crop yield and quality

Overview

Cost: Free

Led by Joel Jorgensen of Vinescapes, this workshop will cover the principles of canopy and fruit zone management to achieve optimum vine balance – practices that make economic sense as they are key for grape quality and yield.

 

The workshop will focus on how to achieve an ideal vine canopy, including assessment of the canopy and evaluation of the timing and operation of different canopy management techniques.  These include bud rubbing, shoot selection, crown clearing, shoot positioning, trimming and leaf removal with the aim to optimise canopy performance - for fruit and wine quality, crop yield and disease management.

 

Learning aims and objectives:

 

·        Understanding the importance of achieving a balanced vine

·        Methods for assessing and controlling canopy vigour

·        Understanding the importance of light interception for photosynthesis

·        Understanding the impact of the microclimate on fruit ripening

·        Evaluating canopy management techniques and impact of operation timings

·        Considering the economics of mechanisation options

·        Understanding the Impact of shading on wine chemistry and quality

·        Understanding the importance of canopy dimensions, architecture and fruit to leaf ratios

Dates and venues

18 April 2024, 09:30 - 16:00
White Castle Vineyard, Abergavenny, NP7 8RA

Cost: Free

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