MONITORING AND MANAGING PESTS & DISEASES: FOR VINE HEALTH, ECONOMICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
This workshop will focus on understanding, monitoring and managing the key fungal diseases (botrytis and powdery & downy mildew), and common pests including Spotted Wing Drosophila and Light Brown Apple Moth, and the economics of their management.
LEARNING AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
By the end of the workshop attendees should be able to:
Carrying out vineyard tasks correctly is important to for productivity. These practical workshops are designed for those seeking to develop their practical skills. Places limited.
Joel Jorgensen, Vinescapes Director and Viticulturist
Joel grew up in the Cape Winelands of South Africa and viticulture has been a life-long passion of Joel’s. He gained a BSc in Viticulture and Pomology from Stellenbosch University before being drawn to the UK’s flourishing and rapidly expanding wine industry. After managing a large organic and biodynamic vineyard in Hampshire, Joel spent several years as Operations Manager of a very successful vineyard contracting business. Joel is a self-proclaimed ‘vine nerd with muddy hands’ with a passion for sustainability in all senses of the word; from improving soil health, creating biodiversity, increasing vineyard longevity, improving efficiencies and creating the perfect ecosystem within the vineyard. Joel strives to create the perfectly balanced vineyard and a healthy natural system that will deliver a quality crop every year and provide a sustainable return on investment.
9.30am: Registration and coffee on arrival
10.00am: Theory session starts
12.30am: Lunch. PLEASE NOTE: Trainees need to bring their own packed lunch.
1.45pm: Afternoon session
3.30pm: Summary and Q&A session
Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear
Packed lunch (coffee, tea, water and biscuits provided)
Pen and paper
Tanhurst Estate Vineyard
Holmbury St Mary
Surrey, RH5 6LZ
Sat Nav- Use Postcode RH5 6LZ to reach Tanhurst Lane (N.B. Postcode centre point is midway along the lane at a property called ‘The Shiffolds’). Birketts Farm is located at the southern end of the lane, downhill from The Shiffolds where the lane flattens out and emerges from woodland. If approaching from the Holmbury Road, the farm is approx. 0.3 miles from the junction, signposted on the left next to a telegraph pole.
Follow the farm track downhill for approx. 200 yards and the farm entrance is on the left where the track forks.
Park on the gravel driveway in front of the farmhouse and timber framed barn. Staff will be on hand to direct.
If you have any questions please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07939 900203.