Feb 16, 2021
Principles of Vineyard Management course offered by Oregon State University

This spring, Oregon State University will offer an online course, Principles of Vineyard Management.

Classes start March 30 and will run Tuesday and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST.

The on-line course runs from late March into early June. Registration closes March 29. Visit

OSU’s Website to learn more or to register.

This non-credit online course covers the main components of vineyard management from design to pest and disease management. Online participants will learn jointly with upper division students at Oregon State University who are taking this course as part of the BS degree in Viticulture and Enology.

This course provides professional development for industry members seeking continuing education or for those new to grape growing or winemaking. Focus will be placed on the importance of making informed management decisions in the vineyard by understanding impacts on grapevine physiology and economics. The course is offered to industry and the general public who is interested in commercial grape growing.

Instructor: Patty Skinkis, Professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist, Oregon State University

The class will be held completely online. Lectures will be held live online on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on March 30 through June 3, 2021. Recordings of all lectures will be available within 24 hours for viewing by those who are not able to attend live.

Participants watch lectures online (internet connection and audio needed). Lecture slides and handouts are provided. There is no required course work (quizzes, homework, exams, etc).

The course will cover the following content:

  • Site selection and design
  • Nutrient management
  • Irrigation management
  • Canopy management
  • Soil/floor management
  • Pest management
  • Fruit yield and quality
  • Harvest operations
  • Vineyard technology
  • Vineyard economics

Registration is required.


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