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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]

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Practical Exercises  [a.y. 2018/19] »

Seminars  [a.y. 2018/19] »

Date

Hours

Topic

Description

27/02/2019
14:30

2

Training vines

Management of a recently planted vineyard, evaluation of growth from the previous year, setting up a training system.

06/03/2019
14:30

2

Spur-pruning

How to perform the pruning of spur-pruned cordons.

13/03/2019
14:30

2

Cane-pruning

How to perform the pruning of Guyot trained vines.

27/03/2019
14:30

2

Bud-break

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

03/04/2019
14:30

2

Late Pruning

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

08/04/2019
14:30

2

Canopy Components

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

10/04/2019
14:30

2

Bunch Counts

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

06/05/2019
14:30

2

Early leaf removal

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

13/05/2019
14:30

2

Reproductive activity of grapevines

Evolution of reproductive phenological stages, varietal traits.

29/05/2019
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 hedging.

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