|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Agriculture and Environmental Science|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||16 May 2022|
This course is designed to provide an in-depth theoretical background to the physiological function of the grapevine. Students build on topics in previous courses and gain greater understanding of the factors influencing vine growth and berry development and ripening of quality fruit, as well as gaining an insight into current viticulture research trends. This course also allows students to advance their knowledge of vineyard management through application of this knowledge to vineyard management.
This course provides students with an in depth understanding of the annual grapevine growth cycle and the importance of this knowledge to vineyard management, the processes of vegetative and reproductive growth and berry flavour and aroma accumulation and the influence of climate on these processes. It then considers the practices involved in yield estimation and vineyard management throughout different times of the year, including pruning, irrigation and nutrition management, canopy and vineyard floor management and ripening and harvesting of quality fruit. It offers an in depth investigation into the issue of vineyard pest and disease management and the importance of monitoring and recordkeeping. Emerging vineyard technologies are introduced.
|Semester 2, 2022||Online|