Corvallis, OR 97331-7304
This is a non-credit online course that covers the main components of vineyard management from design to pest and disease management. Online participants will learn jointly with upper division students at Oregon State University who are taking this course as part of the BS degree in Viticulture and Enology. This course provides professional development for those industry members seeking continuing education or for those new to vineyard/wine production. Focus will be placed on the importance of making informed management decisions in the vineyard by understanding impacts on grapevine physiology and economics. The course is offered to industry and the general public who is interested in commercial grape growing.
Instructor: Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, OSU
The class will be offered online, live from 8:00 - 9:50 AM PST on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 2 to June 6, 2019.
Participants can join online live during the lectures (internet connection and audio needed) or watch recorded lectures at any time. All course materials are available online for participants, and there is no requirement to complete course work (quizzes, homework, exams, etc).
The course will cover the following content:
- Site selection and design
- Nutrient management
- Irrigation management
- Canopy management
- Soil/floor management
- Pest management
- Fruit yield and quality
- Harvest operations
- Vineyard technology
- Vineyard economics
Registration is required (closes March 31, 2019 or earlier if filled). Space is limited. See the promotional flyer for more information.