Grapevine Pruning Methods
Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Tina Heitzman, email@example.com
Sponsor: Monterey Bay Master Gardeners
Location: UCCE Auditorium and Demonstration Garden
UC Master Gardener Art Nathan will discuss various training systems for grapes, various species of grapes and how they are used in modern viticulture. He will demonstrate various pruning methods while discussing the pros and cons of each. So bring your sharp pruning shears and have fun doing a bit of cutting on the vines.
Art is a graduate of UC Davis where he received his Viticulture (Plant Science) B.S. degree. He worked in the wine industry for 40 years making vineyards and wine.
A pruning job is only as good as the health of the tool you use. Work smarter, not harder…..a dull tool makes you work harder and it is not good for the plant. A 20 minute overview on sharpening and maintaining the longevity of your pruning tools will be demonstrated by UC Master Gardener Ernest Franco.