Trellis talk: life after VSP
16 August 2012 by WineLand One Agri Seminar
Alternative trellis systems will be in the spotlight at the WineLand One
Agri Seminar, which will be held at Kleine Marie function venue on 19
Although vertical shoot positioning – better known as VSP – has for the past few decades been the conventional industry norm, many producers are now considering innovative ‘alternative’ trellises, such as the Smart-Dyson and lyre systems.
A panel of experts will discuss the merits of some of these less used trellising systems and reflect on relevant local case studies. Different trellis systems are applied according to the purpose of the specific vineyard – such as high yields or premium quality grapes – and there are many that agree that a homogenous approach is not economically viable anymore.
The panel will be chaired by University of Stellenbosch lecturer, Dr Albert Strever, who recently obtained his PhD in Viticulture and is increasingly gaining favour as a future industry guru. He will be joined by Distell viticulturist Drikus Heyns and VinPro consultant Leon Dippenaar – both anything but strangers to the vine grower fraternity.
This discussion should not be missed by viticulturists or winemakers alike, while anyone with a genuine interest in wine will enjoy it.
Alternative Trellis Systems is one of three topics that will be in the spotlight at the WineLand Seminar – the other two being Sensory Evaluation and Green Flavours in Red Wine. Tickets are available at R250, which includes snacks and a light lunch. Please click or call Quinita at 021 863 4524 to book your seat for the WineLand One Agri Seminar 2012.
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