GRAPEVINE PRUNING WORKSHOP - Tools and Techniques
How to prune grapevines in a commercial setting to maximize crop and quality. When, how and why to use cane versus spur pruning? Which pruning method is best suited to individual varieties and New Mexico’s climate? How can pruning mitigate spring frost damage? Learn which tools work best. Observe several pruning techniques. Practice “hands-on” pruning in the vineyard.
Two Separate LOCATIONS
January 27th @ Fabian Garcia ASC, Las Cruces, NM
Located at: Fabian Garcia ASC @ 113 W. University Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88005
February 3rd @ Jaramillo Vineyard, Belen, NM
Located at: 30 Cam Nopales, Belen, NM 87002
Limited openings- for February 3rd session: RSVP to: Email: Gill Giese email@example.com or call 505-865-7340 for January 27th session, RSVP to: Email: Daniel Goodrich firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-929-3942
9:00-Introduction Background and orientation: Why prune grapevines? Impact of pruning on vine growth, yield and berry composition. Tools and safety.-- Gill Giese, Viticulture Extension Specialist, NMSU
9:30 -12:00-Practice pruning in the vineyard
12:00-Questions, Discussion, Adjourn
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