VINE PHYSIOLOGY AND GRAPE PRODUCTION

AGR2PGP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students of this subject will explore the interaction of the grapevine with its environment and the implementation of intelligent viticultural practices with final grape quality in mind. Students will explore the topic in terms of structure, phenology, light, water and genetics. Students will develop knowledge of the taxonomy of the grapevine, including all the major species used with the genus Vitis; the biology, history and properties of rootstocks; and ampelography, examining traditional methods based on morphology, through to modern techniques employing cutting-edge analytical genetics. Students will explore grapevine physiology from the viewpoint of vineyard management through an in-depth re-examination of photosynthesis, water relations, abiotic and biotic stress, the role and function of plant hormones, and the effect of temperature, light, nutrients, and water on key physiological mechanisms.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe science of grapevines: Anatomy and physiologyPrescribedKeller, M 2010ACADEMIC PRESS, US
ReadingsGrapes cultivation, varieties and nutritional usesRecommendedMurphy, R & Steifler, C (eds.) 2012NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK
ReadingsMethodologies and results in grapevine researchRecommendedDelrot, S, Medrano, H, Or, E & Bavaresco L (eds.) 2011SPRINGER, NETHERLANDS
ReadingsThe chemistry and biology of winemakingRecommendedHornsey, I 2007THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, UK
ReadingsThe grapevine: From the science to the practice of growing vines for wineRecommendedIland, P, Dry, P, Proffitt, T & Tyerman, S 2011PATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTION, ADELAIDE
ReadingsThe grapevine: From the science to the practice of growing vines for wineRecommendedIland, P, Dry, P, Proffitt, T & Tyerman, S 2011PATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTIONS, ADELAIDE
ReadingsThe production of grapes and wine in cool climatesRecommendedJackson, D & Schustser, D 2007DUNMORE PUBLISHING, NEW ZEALAND
ReadingsThe science or grapevines: anatomy and physiologyRecommendedKeller, M 2012ACADEMIC PRESS, US

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Research and evaluate management practices and make recommendations to improve high quality and high yield grapes.

Activities:
Workshops and practical sessions in the vineyard will be used to demonstrate and evaluate management practices. Small groups of students will prepare a recommendation report and discuss the findings with peers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Identify and analyse the biological structure of the grapevine.

Activities:
Workshops and practical sessions in the vineyard will be used to demonstrate and familiarise students with the biological structures of the grapevine.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Identify seasonal phenology of the vine in relation to environmental and management factors.

Activities:
Workshops and practical sessions in the vineyard will be used to demonstrate and familiarise students with the seasonal phenology of the vine in relation to environmental and management factors.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

04. Use appropriate specialist vine physiology terminology and reporting methods for professional audiences

Activities:
Students will discuss and prepare reports and presentations using appropriate specialist vine physiology terminology. These will be presented to students for comment and critique.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Recognise and reflect on ethical and environmental issues relevant to vine physiology and grape production

Activities:
Students will discuss and prepare reports and presentations reflecting on ethical and environmental issues relevant to vine physiology and grape production. These reports will be presented to students for comment and critique.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Laboratory practicals (weekly during the semester)40 01, 03
Literature review (1200 words)30 01, 02, 04
Oral examination in the vineyard (1 hour)30 01, 02, 03, 05