From the Bud to Bin: Vineyard Management Effects on Yield

45.2015058, -123.1639906

288 Northeast Norton Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128
United States

Room 307 A
Wed, Aug 29, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Cost
No cost
Contact name
Patty Skinkis
Contact phone

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.

Pinot noir vineyard

Patty Skinkis