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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 year’s fruiting canes] that will be next year’s fruiting canes.year’s fruiting canes....
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ven2lecc17_(pruning_mod) - VEN 2 Pruning Grapevines Pruning...

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