Name (canopy-Mgmt, also Blattdach- or Laubdach-Mgmt) for a special cultivation method of the grapevines, taking into account strictly scientific aspects. As a globally recognized specialist, the Australian Dr. Richard E. Smart (* 1945). The name derives from the fact that many of the measures in the vineyard with the foliage of the vine or the foliage care being related. The foliage plays a crucial role in the photosynthesis, Canopy management takes into account the climatic conditions of a single vineyard, which can be very different in a vineyard per location (solar radiation, wind currents, proximity of a forest or a forest) water body etc.).
Other influencing factors are the training system, of the pruning, the irrigation with possibly targeted supply of water only in certain parts of the root system, as well as the nature of Defoliation by illumination of exaggerated or foliage in order to increase the sunshine on the grapes. The aim is to achieve a uniform fruit yield of the entire vine. An optimal canopy management has a positive influence on the quality of the grapes and also has a preventive effect against vine diseases. Various problems such as uneven maturation, sunburn and frost damage can be avoided.
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