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Canopy Management-WineSkills Viticulture Scheduled Workshop

This viticulture workshop explores the relationship between canopy organisation and grape crop (yield and quality).
Starting with key theories in the interactions between the canopy and grapevine reproductive physiology, the course will enable you to evaluate different summer pruning operations by reviewing the latest research in this field.
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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£139.50 Early bird price (normally £155)
06/06/201706/06/2017£139.50[Read More]
£124 Early Bird price for UKVA members (normally £155)
06/06/201706/06/2017£124.00[Read More]
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Determining appropriate crop loads in cool climates - WineSkills Masterclass with Dr Glen Creasy

Consideration of vine balance is an important component of vineyard management. Vine crop load is a major factor affecting vine balance, so getting it right can go a long way toward achieving a healthy, sustainable vineyard and a profitable business.


This Masterclass will consider crop load management in cool climates (with some discussion around what makes a climate "cool"). Included will be such topics as what makes optimal crop load optimal? How does the vine react to high or low crop loads, and what impact does this have on fruit and wine composition? How can you measure factors related to the physiological effects of large or small vine yield, and then use that information to make intelligent decisions on target yields?


The day will consist of lectures, discussions and groups scenarios designed to integrate the process and provide attendees with experience in managing vine yields.

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Earlybird (normally £235)
11/04/201711/04/2017£211.50[Read More]
Earlybird UKVA (normally £235)
11/04/201711/04/2017£188.00[Read More]
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Fungicides & sprayers: maximising their effect (South East) with Dr Andrew Landers & Dr Wayne Wilcox

Effective pest and disease control in vineyards: A 1-day, in-depth training course on improved disease management and spraying techniques
This course, developed by Drs Andrew Landers and Wayne Wilcox of Cornell University, is a 1-day, in-depth training session on better pest and disease control which will:
• improve your knowledge of spraying techniques leading to better deposition and less drift
• improve your timeliness of application resulting in better disease and insect control
• reduce off-target drift - keeping you within the law
• show you how to modernize your existing sprayer - improving your technology at minimal cost
• inform you of new developments in sprayer design - - keeping you up-to-date
• help you potentially reduce pesticide use by 30% - 40% - improving your profitability
• improve your knowledge of individual disease biologies - providing you the scientific bases for various control strategies
• assess cultural, chemical, and biological options against individual diseases - allowing you to rate their utility for your operation
• provide a practical, integrated approach to disease management - improving your ability to control diseases effectively and holistically
• detail the activities of individual conventional and organic fungicides - enabling you to better understand the materials that you apply
• describe the mechanisms and management of pesticide resistance - helping you to use these materials sustainably
This innovative course is unique, providing an intensive, 1-day applied training session during the growing season, including a hands-on demonstration in the field.

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*WineSkills Viticulture Masterclass *Early bird UKVA Price
16/05/201716/05/2017£224.00[Read More]
*WineSkills Viticulture Masterclass *Early bird Price (usually £280)
16/05/201716/05/2017£252.00[Read More]
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Fungicides & sprayers: maximising their effect (South West) with Dr Andrew Landers & Dr Wayne Wilcox

Effective pest and disease control in vineyards: A 1-day, in-depth training course on improved disease management and spraying techniques
This course, developed by Drs Andrew Landers and Wayne Wilcox of Cornell University, is a 1-day, in-depth training session on better pest and disease control which will:
• improve your knowledge of spraying techniques leading to better deposition and less drift
• improve your timeliness of application resulting in better disease and insect control
• reduce off-target drift - keeping you within the law
• show you how to modernize your existing sprayer - improving your technology at minimal cost
• inform you of new developments in sprayer design - - keeping you up-to-date
• help you potentially reduce pesticide use by 30% - 40% - improving your profitability
• improve your knowledge of individual disease biologies - providing you the scientific bases for various control strategies
• assess cultural, chemical, and biological options against individual diseases - allowing you to rate their utility for your operation
• provide a practical, integrated approach to disease management - improving your ability to control diseases effectively and holistically
• detail the activities of individual conventional and organic fungicides - enabling you to better understand the materials that you apply
• describe the mechanisms and management of pesticide resistance - helping you to use these materials sustainably
This innovative course is unique, providing an intensive, 1-day applied training session during the growing season, including a hands-on demonstration in the field.

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*WineSkills Viticulture Masterclass *Earlybird Price (usually £280)
18/05/201718/05/2017£252.00[Read More]
*WineSkills Viticulture Masterclass *Earlybird Price for UKVA members only
18/05/201718/05/2017£224.00[Read More]
Packaging - WineSkills Oenology scheduled workshop

Packaging - WineSkills Oenology scheduled workshop

Starting with a review of packaging options available to business,this winemaking workshops takes you through the key stages of one of the riskiest operations in a winery.
During the session, you will able to identify the most appropriate container and closure as well as ensuring the wine is prepared appropriately.  Finally the session will cover the key factors in filling & sealing process to allow the participant to ensure the quality of the finished wine. 
By the end of the course you will be able to discuss best approaches to teach stage of this important winemaking process.
This course is useful for winemakers and senior winery staff as well as people interested in this key area of wine science.

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04/04/201704/04/2017£155.00[Read More]
UKVA Members Only
04/04/201704/04/2017£139.50[Read More]
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Vine Disease Management- WineSkills Viticulture Scheduled workshop

This viticulture workshop explores the important role of vine protection in vineyard management.
Starting with a review of the key vineyard diseases of powdery mildew, downy mildew and Botrytis, this workshop will seek to integrate a wide range of disease-management strategies allowing you to prepare a single integrated plan for use in UK vineyards.
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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£124 Early Bird price for UKVA members (normally £155)
27/06/201727/06/2017£124.00[Read More]
£139.50 Early bird price (normally £155)
27/06/201727/06/2017£139.50[Read More]