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Minimal Pruned Cordon Trained

This education system (also MPCT, minimal pruning, non-pruning system, in German Minimalschnitt) was at the research institute CSIRO developed in Australia in the 1990s. It is an extensive system with the aim of reducing the workload as much as possible. It also takes place at the espalier Application. All care measures in the vineyard are carried out almost exclusively by machine. Manual work is only necessary in exceptional cases. After the Stockaufbau and Zapfenschnitt becomes in the yield years only more in the Kordonrichtung machine on short shoots cut back.

The system creates a completely different foliage roof structure and grape zone; the shoots are located on the outer area of the large foliage wall. The high Eye numbers Although lead to a much lower sprouting rate but the number of shoots is still larger. The growth of the shoots goes back significantly, the grapes are lockerbeeriger and smaller, the berries are smaller in diameter. There is no great experience. Advantages are in addition to the greatly reduced effort regarding foliage care the lower susceptibility to Botrytis and wrong mildew and a rapid leaf area development, disadvantages are stronger tendency to water stress and coulure as well as many small grapes.

After the conversion in the first year with high earnings In the following years, a balance between drive development and root mass is established. The Rebstock regulates itself so to speak, which corresponds to the natural development of the vine. The vintage can only by means of grape harvesting respectively. The system is not suitable for all grape varieties. Very good for Bacchus. Dornfelder. Müller-Thurgau. Kerner. Riesling and Scheurebe, Only conditionally for Blaufränkisch. Blue Portuguese. Green Valtellina. Merlot. Pinot Noir. Pinot Meunier. Traminer and Zweigelt, See complete listings below training system (Systems) as well Weingarten Care (Activities).

Minimal cut trellis training after sprouting / mechanical foliage work

Picture left: By Oswald Walg - DLR Rheinhessen-Nahe-Hunsrück, CC BY 3.0 de , Link
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