Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast traditional and contemporary pruning methods.
2. Recommend pruning strategies for canopy management.
3. Describe pruning methods for the production of premium wine grapes.
4. Calculate pruning formulas for vine balance.
5. Troubleshoot pruning-related problems and recommend solutions.
I. Overview of Traditional Pruning and Training Methods
II. Modern Pruning Concepts
A. Growth advantage points
B. Pruning for canopy management
C. Pruning for premium wine grapes
III. Balancing the Vine
A. Visual estimates
B. Pruning formulas
1. Pruning weights
2. Fruit to canopy ratios
3. Trunk diameter formula for young vines
IV. Troubleshooting Pruning Related Problems
1. Reading, 10-15 pages per week.
2. Worksheets on pruning concepts and canopy management.
3. Problem sets involving pruning formulas.
4. Quiz; final exam.
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
30 - 50%
|Homework problems, Worksheets.||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 40%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 30%
Monographs in Cool Climate Viticulture-1, Pruning and Training. Jackson,
David. Daphne Brussel Assoc. Ltd., 2001.
Sunlight into Wine: A Handbook for Winegrape Canopy Management. Smart,
Richard and Robinson, Mike. Winetitles, 1991.
Instructor prepared materials.