Optimise vine nutrition to improve vineyard productivity
Understanding, monitoring, and managing vine nutrition is important for productivity, crop yields, fruit and wine quality. Vines have certain nutrient requirements and deficiencies are common but not always recognised – and multiple deficiencies are hard to diagnose. This ’hidden hunger’ can limit productivity, affect the health of the vine and the quality of the wine.
This workshop will focus on nutrient management, include assessing nutrient status of the vine and ascertaining the best methods for supplying the vines requirements. This may include improving soil health, to provide effective nutrient cycling and availability, considering cover crops, improving organic matter, and using fertiliser additions.
Learning aims and objectives:
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.
LEVEL: Beginner to intermediate
Carrying out vineyard tasks correctly is important to for productivity. These practical workshops are designed for those with little or no experience seeking to develop their practical skills.
£20 DISCOUNT for WineGB members and students (Plumpton College, Master of Wine, WSET), apply at checkout.
Code: WSWINEGB (WineGB members only)
Code: WSSTUDENT ((Plumpton College, Master of Wine, WSET students only)
EARLY BIRD book before Thursday 25th May for a £20 discount
NB only one discount can be applied.
PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY (timings are approximate)
9.30am: Registration and coffee on arrival
10.00am: Theory session starts
12.30am: Lunch (please bring a packed lunch)
1.45pm: Practical session
3.30pm: Summary session
Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear
Pen and paper
To be announced.
If you have any questions please contact Vinescapes by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07939 900203