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Vine planting & establishment - WineSkills viticulture scheduled workshop

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*Must book by 16th March 2017*

This viticulture workshop explores the key requirements for establishing a high quality vineyard.

This workshop will investigate and evaluate all the steps necessary for a successful vineyard planting operation. These will include selecting the best material, preparing the ground, planting the vines and looking after them for the first few years of their lives.

This essential workshop will allow you to get your vineyard off to a good start.

This course is useful for vineyard managers and senior vineyard staff as well as people interested in this key area of vineyard science.

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21st March 2017

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- Selecting and evaluating planting material
- Rooted cuttings, potted plants and high-grafts?
- Preparing the site, including:
     - Levelling
     - Drainage
     - Pre-planting fertilisation
     - Cultivation
- The planting operation: hand or machine?
- Looking after the plantation in the first few years, including:
     - Tree tubes
     - Polythene mulching
     - Pruning

Entry Requirements: WineSkills workshops are best suited for people who have attended Principles of Vinegrowing or have worked in vineyards before

Equipment Required: This session includes a site visit, so students are advised to wear suitable foot wear, and outdoor and all-weather clothing


Tutors: Chris Foss and Helen Waite