Dormant Pruning Tailgates(Grower)
Greenfield, Paso Robles, and Santa Maria
ACHIEVING BALANCED PRODUCTIVITY & QUALITY IN CHALLENGING CONDITIONS
The Vineyard Team is hosting a series of pruning tailgates in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties to address challenges with vine balance, productivity, and quality in challenging conditions. These tailgates will focus on practical approaches to improving vine performance after drought years, increasing uniformity of fruit ripening, and methods to collect and interpret data to track results. Dormant grapevine pruning is quite possibly the most important task in terms of setting up the vineyard for a successful season. Each tailgate will include an overview of current challenges in vineyard uniformity from the prospective of vine pruning, followed by local grower strategies for approaching a customized pruning program for large and small vineyard blocks. Example data will be provided along with the economics of each approach. This workshop is more than just a discussion on balanced pruning.
• Should vineyard crews prune differently during times of drought?
• Logistics of managing specialized pruning crews alongside standard labor
• Methods to collect vine balance numbers and how to put them to action.
• The connection between balancing variability and improving uniformity of ripening
• Real world examples and success stories from regional growers
January 13th | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Greenfield PLEASE REGISTER ON-SITE
January 14th | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Paso Robles PLEASE REGISTER ON-SITE
January 15th | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Santa Maria PLEASE REGISTER ON-SITE