There are many ways to manage grapevine growth, and many grape-growing regions implement unique and preferred training methods. Vine growth management is achieved by applying a trellising system, which is a framework of metal cross arms, wires, and support posts that are used to direct grapevine vegetation to maximize fruit quality and production. Trellising and pruning combinations will sometimes be referred to as “training” systems, but “trellising,” “training,” and “pruning” are not interchangeable terms. Understanding the different forms of trellising and pruning can be a challenge for new growers. The goal of this publication is to provide a general introduction to some of the more common trellising and pruning terms used to describe grapevine management systems. There is a glossary at the end of this publication.
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Published on Apr 30, 2020