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Viticulture and ENology:
Innovation meets Tradition

Edition IV
First level specializing master
a.y. 2019-2020
Place: Piacenza
Application deadline: August 30th, 2019

 

Viticulture and Enology: innovation meets tradition [VENIT]

Courses and other activities

Credits

Hours

Semester

Vineyard variability: traditional and precision approaches

6

47

I

Topics in wine-marketing

6

47

I

Enhancing the wine quality: innovations in monitoring and controls.

6

47

II

Applied grapevine eco-physiology

6

47

II

Advances in enology

9

73

I

Disease and pest management toward a sustainable viticulture

9

73

II

Seminars

0

30

I & II

Total teaching

42

364

I & II

Individual work

686

I & II

Internship

18

450

II

Total credits

60

Total hours

 

1500

 

Pre-courses program

Basics in Viticulture, Enology and Plant pathology

Topics

 » Viticulture

Reading and references
Reference textbook:
Iland et al

» General and market
» Taxonomy and roots
» Canopy
» Phenology and cycle
» Grapevine photosynthesis
» Water relations in grapes
» Ripening
» Planting
» Training young vines
» Principles of pruning
» Types of training systems
» Floor management
» Mechanical harvesting
» Winter pruning

 » Enology

Reading and references
Reference textbook:
» Wine Chemistry and Biochemistry

» Vitis vinifera Grape composition
» Processing the grapes: "white winemaking"
» Processing the grapes: "red winemaking"

» Plant pathology

Reading and references
Reference textbook:
Compendium of Grape Diseases, Disorders, and Pests, Second Edition
Wayne F. Wilcox, Walter D. Gubler and Jerry K. Uyemoto
DOI : 10.1094/9780890544815
ISBN : 978-0-89054-481-5

  • Main characteristics of causal agents
  • A detailed description of the key diseases
  • Disease control

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