VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

AGR1VM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on key aspects of the annual cycle of vineyard operations. You will explore physiological and environmental aspects relevant to yield and quality of grapes and wine. Vine physiology, nutrition and health will be considered along with the impact of climate and weather events, soil types, light, water and crop load on the harvest. Issues in vineyard management, yield and quality will be investigated and areas explored such as: selection of planting material including varieties, clones and rootstocks; pest and disease monitoring and control; pruning, training and trellising; canopy management; irrigation; soil and vineyard floor management; monitoring and use of fertilizers; frost and wind mitigation; timing and management of harvest and pest, disease and weed control including integrated pest management and quarantine.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThere is a two day field trip in this subject. The cost of accommodation will be borne by the students. Transport will be provided.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Concepts in wine technology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMargalit, Y

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWINE APPRECIATION GUILD, USA

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Source locationN/A

The principles of practical vineyard management : keeping it simple

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorVerhyden, M, Cole M

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherVINE LOCUM SERVICES, BLACKTOWN, NSW

ISBNN/A

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A vineyard odyssey the organic fight to save wine from the ravages of nature

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKiger, J

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherROWMAN AND LITTLEFIELD, USA

ISBNN/A

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Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and analyse the annual production management cycle of a vineyard
02. Identify and manage the factors that have an impact on yield and quality of grapes and wine with emphasis on premium grape production
03. Evaluate the effects of environmental factors on grape and wine quality
04. Investigate methods of avoiding or responding to adverse weather conditions
05. Describe and explain the Hazard assessment critical control point (HACCP principles and their application in the modern vineyard and demonstrate an awareness of the ethical and environmental issues applicable to vineyard management

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 30 - 42
Two 8.00 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two-day field trip

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Face-to-face or Zoom online

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
Three 3.00 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Conducted at the Growling frog Golf course vineyard or other available vineyard

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Oral presentation on management of pests and disease in vineyards (10 minutes, 500 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 x Practical reports (2000 words equivalent total). Topics are pruning & canopy management

N/AReportIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Exam (2 hour, 2000 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4