VINE PHYSIOLOGY AND GRAPE PRODUCTION

AGR2PGP

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn about the interaction of the grapevine with its environment and how the implementation of intelligent viticultural practices can affect final grape quality. The subject will explore these topics in terms of structure, phenology, light, water and genetics. Knowledge will be developed on the taxonomy of the grapevine, and will cover all the major species used with the genus Vitis; the biology, history and properties of rootstocks; and ampelography. Traditional methods based on morphology and modern techniques employing cutting-edge analytical genetics will be examined. You will explore grapevine physiology from the viewpoint of vineyard management including 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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE or require Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is taught at the Epping Campus of Melbourne Polytechnic. This elective will run subject to sufficient enrolments

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The science of grapevines: Anatomy and physiology

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AuthorKeller, M

Year2010

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PublisherACADEMIC PRESS, US

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Grapes cultivation, varieties and nutritional uses

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorMurphy, R & Steifler, C

Year2012

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PublisherNOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK

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The production of grapes and wine in cool climates

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorJackson, D & Schustser, D

Year2007

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PublisherDUNMORE PUBLISHING, NEW ZEALAND

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Methodologies and results in grapevine research

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorDelrot, S, Medrano, H, Or, E & Bavaresco L

Year2011

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PublisherSPRINGER, NETHERLANDS

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The grapevine: From the science to the practice of growing vines for wine

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorIland, P, Dry, P, Proffitt, T & Tyerman, S

Year2011

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PublisherPATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTIONS, ADELAIDE

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The chemistry and biology of winemaking

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorHornsey, I

Year2007

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PublisherTHE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, UK

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The grapevine: From the science to the practice of growing vines for wine

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorIland, P, Dry, P, Proffitt, T & Tyerman, S

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTION, ADELAIDE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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URLN/A

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The science or grapevines: anatomy and physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKeller, M

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherACADEMIC PRESS, US

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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. Investigate and evaluate management practices and make recommendations to improve high quality and high yield grapes.
02. Identify and analyse the biological structure of the grapevine.
03. Identify seasonal phenology of the vine in relation to environmental and management factors.
04. Use specialist terminology appropriately and present ideas in various formats using appropriate professional and academic conventions.
05. Recognise and reflect on ethical and environmental issues relevant to vine physiology and grape production

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