WineSkills Viticulture Scheduled workshop

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Starting with a review of the key vineyard diseases of powdery mildew, downy mildew and Botrytis, this workshop will seek to integrate a wide range of disease-management strategies allowing you to prepare a single integrated plan for use in UK vineyards.

This course is useful for vineyard managers and senior vineyard staff as well as people interested in this key area of vineyard science.

Course Outline:

  • Key vineyard diseases: symptoms, biology, spread.
  • Monitoring for diseases in the vineyard
  • Designing a pesticide application programme
  • Cultural and biological methods of controlling diseases
  • Designing an integrated pest control programme

Course Code: WNP015

Entry Requirements:

WineSkills workshops are best suited for people who have completed the Principles of Vinegrowing programme and/or have commercial vineyard experience.

Dates & Location:


26th June 2018

Time: 10:00- 16:15

Location: Plumpton College


1 Day course

UCAS Details:




You can be assured that in choosing Plumpton, you'll be studying in the heart of the South East of England's dynamic wine production industry and benefiting from our close proximity to the London wine trade. We manage 10 hectares of vineyards here - producing about 40,000 bottles of award-winning still and sparkling wine each year. 

At our Plumpton Wine Centre, you'll discover our outstanding purpose-built facility consisting of a commercial winery, laboratories, research winery plus a wine sensory evaluation room for you to use throughout your studies. 

Future Opportunities

You will develop valuable vocational skills during this programme. Gaining a good depth of knowledge combined with strong practical vineyard and winery skills, you’ll have lots of opportunities to choose from after graduating. You could become a vineyard manager or winemaker either in the UK or in one of the other wine-producing countries across the globe or establish your own vineyard or winery. Plumpton graduates are now actively involved in the wine industry throughout Europe and in Australasia, South Africa, Canada and the USA.   

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