SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:34:34 AMVIT 120 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  VIT 120Title:  VINEYARD PRUNING  
Full Title:  Vineyard Pruning
Last Reviewed:12/8/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled4.502 max.Lecture Scheduled9.00
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.50 Contact Total9.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  18.00Total Student Learning Hours: 27.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 281.7

Catalog Description:
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Theory and practice of pruning head, cane and cordon vines. Course emphasizes the grapevine's response to pruning, training young and mature vines, and introduces terminology and equipment.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Theory and practice of pruning head, cane and cordon vines. Course emphasizes the grapevine's response to pruning, training young and mature vines, and introduces terminology and equipment.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Competently prune each of the various wine grape training and pruning styles.
2.  Identify problems related to vine pruning and recommend techniques to resolve the problems.
3.  Explain how competent pruning will result in improved winegrape quality.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify parts of the vine important to pruning.
2. Select the appropriate pruning method to achieve desired results.
3. Judge the level of pruning required to produce quality grapes.
4. Utilize correct terminology to discuss grapevine pruning.
5. Select and properly care for pruning tools.
6. Determine appropriate training method for new and established vines.
7. Compare and contrast various pruning methods.
8. Troubleshoot pruning problems and recommend solutions.
9. Correlate pruning to resultant winegrowth and fruit quality the following year.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
 A. Scope of pruning
 B. Purposes of pruning
 C. Pruning principles
II. Grapevine Anatomy and Physiology in Relation to Pruning
 A. Internal and external structures
 B. Photosynthesis and its relationship to pruning
III. Tool Selection and Care
 A. Selection of proper pruning tools
 B. Sharpening and tool care
IV. Pruning and Training
 A. Dormant season training of young vines
 B. Pruning mature grapevines
 C. Training young vines after bud break
 D. Types of wood in pruning
 E. Pruning units
 F. Growth advantage points
 G. Balancing the vine using various formulas
 H. Pruning for light quality and quantity
V. Pruning Methods
 A. Minimal pruning
 B. Pre-pruning
 C. Mechanical pruning
 D. Modern pruning concepts
VI. Pruning Types
 A. Head trained
 B. Cane systems
 C. Cordon systems
VII. Pruning-related Diseases
 A. Eutypa Lata
 B. Techniques to avoid disease problems  

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Reading, 10-15 pages per week.
2. Identification and demonstration  of pruning techniques.
3. Quiz; final exam.  
4. Class participation

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations 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
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Pruning skills demonstration.
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%
Class participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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From Vines to Wines- The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes, Jeff Cox, Storey Books, 1999, classic.
Instructor prepared materials.

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