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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

Internship

According to VENIT regulations the internship will have to last at least 450 hours of activity. This amount of time will correspond to 18 credits.

Possible hosts can be seen in our partner companies page. Host choice is usually the result of an agreement of Master student, master Director and host itself.

The student, indeed, might express his wishes in terms of interest and curiosity for a given subject (i.e. more viticulture or enology oriented?) and we will do our best to come up with the most satisfying solution.

As stated elsewhere in this website, agreement with the host is that meals and/or accommodation will be granted. No commitment for paying a salary is foreseen although this is left to the host.

All companies listed, besides their prestige, have been screened for their willingness not just to receive the student yet to “teach and tell” things for his/her professional growth. 

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