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Canopy Management

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, In canopy management, the climate conditions of a single vine considered, which can be in a vineyard per location vary (solar radiation, wind currents, proximity of a forest or water body etc.).

Canopy Management - Vineyard with dense foliage / rich yield

Other influencing factors are the training system, 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. A common application is cordon With Trellis Educational form, 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, also has a preventative effect against vine diseases and facilitates the care of the vineyard. Various problems such as uneven maturation, sunburn and frost damage can be avoided.

All aids, works and measures in the vineyard during the growth cycle one finds below Weingarten Care, Complete listings of the numerous cellar techniques, as well as a list of the wine-regulated wine, sparkling wine and distillate types are under the keyword winemaking contain. Comprehensive information on wine law is available under the keyword wine law,

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