Alternative vineyard work, at the time of the blossom of the vine the top 10 to 20 centimeters of the young shoots be cut off. When wire frame education, the cut can be done by machine, when the shoots have grown beyond the top wire and can not be fixed. The shoot tip itself is the uppermost, less than one centimeter growth zone of the shoot with the vertex cells, which divide by constant cell divisions new segments of drive with leaves and tendrils down.
A capping of the shoot tip shortly before flowering interrupts the shoot growth in favor of flower development. Thus, the danger of the Verrieselns reduce and a good one fruit set promote. A disadvantage is that by the thereby caused breaking the apical dominance of the main drive the formation of suckers from the Geizknospen is promoted early. A more rigorous removal or reduction to a length of up to 30 centimeters is called a pruning; see below pruning, These works have a yield-reducing and quality-enhancing effect. See under thin out as well as under Weingarten Care,