Amanda Vance

Faculty Research Assistant, Berry Crops

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Amanda has been a Faculty Research Assistant for the berry crop production/physiology research program in the Department of Horticulture and the NWREC (led by Dr. Bernadine Strik) since 2013. She establishes and manages organic and conventional berry crop research plantings and works on collaborative research projects at the NWREC and at grower cooperator sites. Her research interests include physiology of perennial fruit crops and sustainable production methods. Amanda has a B.S. in Biology from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC and a M.S. in Horticulture from OSU.

Content by Amanda Vance

The Role of Canopy Management in Vine Balance

Canopy management is critical to successful winegrape production. Canopy management begins with vineyard design and includes decisions about soil, water, cover cropping, fertilization and weed control. Shoot thinning, leaf removal, hedging and crop thinning are also part of canopy management.

By Amanda Vance, Patricia Skinkis | OSU Extension Catalog

Understanding Vine Balance: An Important Concept in Vineyard Management

Vineyard design and management methods that create vine balance will help sustain productive yields, achieve desired fruit quality and maintain vine health. Different climates across Oregon will affect strategies for achieving vine balance, but the basic approach is the same everywhere.

By Amanda Vance, Patricia Skinkis | OSU Extension Catalog

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