Webinars

A beginner’s guide to grapevine pruning

Date: Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Time: 11.30 – 12.15 pm Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, GMT+9:30)

Summary: This webinar is aimed at those who have had limited operational experience in vineyards and are new to the concept of grapevine pruning. It will cover the following topics: vine structure, the equipment required for pruning, biosecurity and WHS considerations, and the basic methodology for pruning, focused on the two most common forms: cane pruning and spur pruning. The webinar will also explain the general principles for setting bud number per vine and will outline the concepts of grapevine vigour and capacity. Video demonstrations of basic pruning methods will be provided.

Speaker: Nick Dry – Foundation Viticulture




Previous webinars

Presentation title Speaker Date Recording Resources

Principles for re-establishing fire damaged vineyards: training fire-damaged vines and replants – (more)

Richard Hamilton – Hamilton Viticulture

21 May

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Principles for re-establishing fire damaged vineyards: winter pruning and preparation – (more)

Richard Hamilton – Hamilton Viticulture

14 May

Find out more here

What should you consider when purchasing grapevine planting material? – (more)

Nick Dry – Foundation Viticulture

7 May

Find out more here

Using bud dissection as a tool to evaluate the impacts of fire on grapevines and inform pruning decisions – (more)

Assoc. Prof. Cassandra Collins – University of Adelaide

30 April

Find out more here

Rapid visual assessment and mapping of fire-damaged vineyards – (more)

Colin Hinze – Rural Directions

23 April

Find out more here

Options and considerations for dealing with unharvested fruit in smoke-affected vineyards – (more)

Nick Linden – Agriculture Victoria, Suzanne McLoughlin – Vinehealth Australia and Tony Hoare – The Australian Wine Research Institute

27 February

Find out more here

Assessing and managing fire damaged grapevines – (more)

Dr Mardi Longbottom – The Australian Wine Research Institute

7 January

Find out more here

Bureau of Meteorology Seasonal Outlook for vintage 2020 – (more)

Darren Ray – Bureau of Meteorology

5 December

Soil health checklist – what to measure to assess soil health – (more)

Dr Mark Krstic – The Australian Wine Research Institute

28 November

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Heat proofing vineyards – (more)

Dr Joanna Gambetta and Julia Gouot – National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (CSU)

21 November

Find out more here

Membrane contactors for dissolved gas management – (more)

Dr Simon Nordestgaard – The Australian Wine Research Institute

14 November

Find out more here

Managing ‘reductive’ aromas in wines – (more)

Dr Marlize Bekker – The Australian Wine Research Institute

7 November

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Consumer responses to sustainability certification in the wine industry – (more)

Larissa Barrows – University of Melbourne

24 October

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Using maceration techniques to tailor red wine styles – (more)

Dr Keren Bindon – The Australian Wine Research Institute

3 October

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GAIA – a new app to locate vineyards, store information and monitor crop health – (more)

Sandy Hathaway – Wine Australia

26 September

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How weeds influence a vineyard – (more)

Tony Hoare – The Australian Wine Research Institute

19 September

Find out more here

Bureau of Meteorology frost risk outlook and frost warning service – (more)

Darren Ray & Dr Naomi Benger – Bureau of Meteorology

5 September

Find out more here


What is a webinar?

Webinars are interactive online seminars where you participate from your home or workplace using a computer or mobile device with internet access. You will hear from a presenter, see their slides and have the opportunity to ask questions. AWRI webinars cover a range of winemaking, winery management and viticulture topics and are usually held on a Thursday at 11:30 am Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, GMT+09:30).

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2018-19 webinars

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