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Viticulture and ENology:
Innovation meets Tradition

Edition V
First level specializing master
a.y. 2020-2021
Place: Piacenza
Application deadline: August 30th, 2020

Viticulture and Enology: innovation meets tradition [VENIT]

Date

Hours

Topic

Description

27/02/2020
14:30

2

Spur-pruning

How to perform the pruning of spur-pruned cordons.

5/03/2020
14:30

2

Cane-pruning

How to perform the pruning of Guyot trained vines.

12/03/2020
14:30

2

Training vines

How to set up a training system.

26/03/2020
14:30

2

Bud-break

Discussion about grapevine vegetative biology. Assessment of phenological stages. Preparing the vineyard, adjusting the catch wires.

23/04/2020
14:30

2

Late Pruning

Postponement of winter pruning to reduce the impact of potential spring freezing events and/or to delay ripening.

30/04/2020
8:30

2

Canopy Components

Main shoots, secondary shoots, lateral shoots, watersprouts and suckers. Identification and management.

8/05/2020
8:30

2

Bunch Counts

Potential fertility vs true fertility, early yield estimation, genotype traits.

15/05/2020
8:30

2

Early leaf removal

Inflorescences carbon exigencies, fruit set and effects on bunch compactness.

22/05/2020
14:30

2

Reproductive activity of grapevines

Evolution of reproductive phenological stages, varietal traits.

28/05/2020
14:30

2

Vine balance

Grapevine source/sink ratio and effects on reproductive activity. Cultural techniques to adjust vine balance. Shoot thinning, bunch thinning, leaf removal, canopy trimming.

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