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Growing Grapes


Description
The objective of this course, taught by Dr. Michelle Moyer, is to provide you with the practical background for premium winegrape production. Students should walk away with a good understanding of how to select appropriate grape varieties, the principles behind vineyard establishment and management, and where to go if they have further questions regarding grape production.

The 10 Lectures Topics are:
Lecture 1 –Introduction to Grape Production
Lecture 2 – Site Selection and Land Preparation
Lecture 3 – Cultivar Selection, Rootstocks and Propagation
Lecture 4 – General Trellising and Training Systems
Lecture 5 – New Vineyard Establishment (Yrs 1-3)
Lecture 6 – Canopy Management
Lecture 7 – Crop Management
Lecture 8 – Vineyard Equipment
Lecture 9 – Winter Freezes and Spring Frosts
Lecture 10 – Miscellaneous Limiting Factors in Production
Content
  • Lecture 1: Introduction to Grape Production
  • Lecture 2: Site Selection and Land Preparation
  • Lecture 3: Cultivar Selection, Rootstocks and Propagation
  • Lecture 4: General Trellising and Training Systems
  • Lecture 5: New Vineyard Establishment (Years 1-3)
  • Lecture 6: Canopy Management
  • Lecture 7: Crop Management
  • Lecture 8: Vineyard Equipment
  • Lecture 9: Winter Freezes and Spring Frosts
  • Lecture 10: Miscellaneous Limiting Factors in Production
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed