Name (canopy-Mgmt, also leaf-roof or leaf roof-Mgmt) for a special cultivation method of the vines taking into account strictly scientific aspects. The Australian Dr. Richard E. Smart (* 1945). The name is derived from the fact that many of the measures in the vineyard with the foliage of the vines or the foliage care being related. The foliage plays a crucial role in the photosynthesis, In canopy management, the climatic conditions of an individual vine are taken into account, which can vary from location to location in a vineyard (solar radiation, wind currents, proximity to a forest or water body etc.).
Other influencing factors are training system, the pruning, the irrigation with possibly targeted supply of water only to certain parts of the root system, as well as the type of Defoliation by illuminating exaggerated or foliage to increase the sunshine on the grapes. A common use is cordon With Trellis Educational form, The aim is to achieve the most uniform fruit yield in the entire vine. Optimal canopy management has a positive impact on the quality of the grapes, also has a preventive effect against vine diseases and makes it easier to maintain the vineyard. Various problems like uneven ripening, sunburn and frost damage can be avoided.
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