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ven2lecc17_(pruning_mod) - VEN 2 Pruning Grapevines Pruning...

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Unformatted text preview: VEN 2 Pruning Grapevines Pruning Pruning has three functions: Aid in maintaining the form of the vine. Distribute the bearing wood (spurs and canes) over the vine, between vines and among years in accordance with the capacity of the vines in order to equalize grape production. To lessen or eliminate the cost of cluster thinning (removal) in control of crop. Pruning Types of pruning: Manually by hand (with pruning shears) Mechanically (saw blades are attached to a tractor or modified mechanical harvester). Mechanically pruned vines will have many more buds remaining on the vine when compared to hand pruning. The greater number of buds will result in a greater number of clusters, but smaller in size. Therefore machine pruned vines will have to be mechanically harvested. Pruning Pruning consists of removing all growth on the vine except: Bearing units (spurs or fruiting canes). Renewal spurs (for renewal or the production of new shoots [not on this years fruiting canes] that will be next years fruiting canes.years fruiting canes....
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course VEN 81437 taught by Professor Larrywilliams during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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ven2lecc17_(pruning_mod) - VEN 2 Pruning Grapevines Pruning...

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