Vine Management

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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vine management, a term embracing all management practices in the vineyard, including especially soil preparation and drainage; pruning and canopy management; use of fertilizers, mulches, and cover crops; cultivation and weed control; use of fungicides and pesticides; irrigation; vine trimming and leaf removal; crop thinning to control yield; and harvest methods.