Vine Pruning Strategies: Dr. Stephen J. Krebs ’09 Download


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Grapevines require careful pruning to promote balanced growth and better fruit quality. Understand the basic pruning styles including cane pruning and spur pruning and how to properly space shoots to gain the right exposure to sun and air circulation. Learn the techniques and strategies you need for your home vineyard.

Dr. Stephen J. Krebs runs the viticulture and winery technology program at Napa Valley College. As part of his duties, he teaches viticulture classes and manages the student vineyard. He holds a doctorate, master of science and bachelor of science from the University of California at Davis, all focusing on viticulture. He has also served as viticulturist and manager for Sunny Slope Ranch in Glen Ellen, Matanzas Creek Winery in Santa Rosa, and Mayacamas Vineyards in Napa. Stephen performed field research on grape varieties in Europe and California for author Jancis Robinson’s book Vines, Grapes and Wine.

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