Grapevine Pruning Methods & Tool Sharpening - Watsonville
Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: Anastatia Foster, email@example.com
Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz
Location: UCCE Auditorium and Demonstration Garden
UC Master Gardener Art Nathan will discuss various training systems for grapes, several species of grapes and how they are used in modern viticulture. He will demonstrate alternate 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 managing healthy vineyards and making wonderful 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 your pruning tools ensure their longevity will be demonstrated by UC Master Gardener Ernest Franco.
This free class will begin in the auditorium and proceed to the courtyard and demonstration garden for hands on pruning.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in or registration. A portion of the class will be held outside, so please dress appropriately for sun, rain or fog. Layers, hat and sunscreen are advised.