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Explore the important role of vine protection in vineyard management with this one day course.

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 Description:

  • Key vineyard diseases; symptoms, biology, spread - including powdery mildew, downy mildew and Botrytis
  • Monitoring for diseases in the vineyard
  • Designing a pesticide application programme
  • Cultural and biological methods of controlling diseases
  • Designing an integrated pest control programme
Entry Requirements:

WineSkills workshops are particularly suitable for people who have attended the Principles of Vinegrowing programme or who have experience in commercial vineyards.

This session will include some practical activity, so suitable footwear, outdoor and all-weather clothing are required. 

Dates & Location:

Date: Saturday 1st December 2018

Location: Plumpton


This one day course runs from 10.00 - 16.15




  • Studying at Plumpton gives you the chance to enjoy time at the heart of the South East of England’s wine production industry.
  • We’ve got 10 hectares of vineyards producing 40,000 bottles of award-winning still and sparkling wines each year at Plumpton.
  • We’ve also got a purpose-built Plumpton Wine Centre which includes a commercial winery, research winery, laboratories and a sensory evaluation room for you to experience.
  • Combined with our team of international expert lecturers, you’ll certainly gain an excellent all-round experience at Plumpton.

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