EVALUATION OF THE TYPE OF PRUNING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG VINES
At the end of March 2020, in line with the proposal to strengthen cooperation between the different players in the territory on both sides of the border, and to improve the competitiveness of winegrowing in the POCTEFA territory, pruning trials were set up in a coordinated manner between the players in France and Spain. To this end, Cabernet Franc vineyards in Madiran and Irouleguy, and Tempranillo vineyards in Rioja and Navarre, were visited and trials were carried out with different forms of pruning on young vines to compare the effects of more respectful pruning with more harmful pruning.
EVALUATION OF THE TYPE OF PRUNING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ADULT VINES
VITES QUALITAS aims to improve the quality and longevity of the vineyards in the POCTEEFA area, through one of the trials of the project in which the influence of the type of pruning on the development of adult vines and the incidence of wood diseases will be evaluated.
START OF TRIALS TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF THE TYPE OF SEALING ON PRUNING WOUNDS.
In March 2020, technical staff from the UPNA and the CSIC-ICVV, and representatives of the Chambre d’Agriculture Pyrenées Atlantiques, went to the selected vineyards and, after pruning according to the methodology used in those vineyards, the trial with the different sealing products was established.
STARTING THE PREPARATION OF THE GUIDE “OPTIMISATION OF PRUNING AND SEALING PROCESSES TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF WOOD DISEASES IN GRAPEVINE”.
In February 2020, we visited several vineyards where different examples of the treatments were carried out in situ and filmed. In addition, spurs were scanned in 3D before and after pruning.