From the Bud to Bin: Vineyard Management Effects on Yield
Fruitfulness is an important predictor of yield in grapevines. We often do not think of the impacts that vineyard management practices have on floral development and yield. However, research is being conducted by Oregon State University to understand yield potential. This workshop will provide you with information about bud fruitfulness, how it is formed, and what effects vineyard practices such as pruning method, vigor level, and N fertilization have on yield potential and yield at harvest. This workshop includes a field visit to a trial site where cane- and spur-pruned Pinot noir vines are being compared so that you can observe the effects first-hand.
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and refreshments
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Yield potential of Pinot noir across years and vineyard management practices - Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor, OSU
9:45-10:00 AM Break and refreshments
10:00 – 10:45 AM Pruning and vineyard N management to influence yield potential - Miranda Ulmer, MS student, OSU Horticulture
10:45-12:00 PM Field activity: compare and contrast spur and cane pruned Pinot noir
12:00 – 12:15 PM Travel back to Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus
Registration is limited and required in advance. Register on or before August 15, 2018. Once enrollment is full, registration will close.
288 Northeast Norton Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128