School for Viticulture and Enology

Grapevine Selection and Nursery Management

This course is part of the programme:
Bachelor's programme in Viticulture and Enology

Objectives and competences

The course intentds to deepen the knowledge of nursery and production of grapevine rootstocks, from legislation to the actual workflow in the nursery, as well as the preparation of healthy planting material. The aim is to present the importanceo of good planting material in viticulture.

Prerequisites

The course is based on pre-knowledge of viticulture in the first and second year of study, botany, plant physiology, plant pathology and course of disease and pests vine. It is complemented by the subject Ampelography.

Content (Syllabus outline)

  • National/eur rules on the marketing of material for the vegetative propagation of vine
  • grapevine selection and certification: standard – visual selection, clonal selection;
  • sanitary selection of the grapevine;
  • quarantine organisms: virus, bacteria, phytoplasma diseases, EPPO standards (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization), legislations concerning plant health;
  • results of clonal selection in Slovenia;
  • grapevine introduction;
  • technology for growing rootstock;
  • grafting: bench grafting, green grafting;
  • nursery technology;
  • quality control and packaging;
  • micropropagation

FIELD PRACTISE

The lectures are completed by practical approach in the grapevine selection and nursery centre, nursery and rootstock vineyard. Students will do visual selection in early summer and in the time of harvest.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:

  • legislation on nursery procedures;
  • selection and certification of grapevine: massive or. visual selection, clonal selection;
  • Health selection of vines; preparation of good planting material for viticulture;
  • quarantine grapevine diseases: viral and bacterial diseases of the vine, phytoplasma, EPPO (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization) standards, the Law on Plant Protection;
  • the clonal selection in Slovenia
  • procedures for introducing foreign varieties;
  • technology of rootstocks production;
  • grafting on sleeping eye, green grafting;
  • the progress of the work in the nursery.

Readings

OEPP/EPPO. Certification schemes – patogen-tested material of grapevine varieties and rootstocks. http://www.eppo.org/QUARANTINE/quarantine.html

Martelli, G.P. 1992. Grapevine viruses and certification in EEC countries: state of the art : proceedings of a Panel Discussion and Seminar, Valenzano (Bari), Italy, 22-23 March, 1991. Bari : CIHEAM : IAM, 130 s.

Walter, B., Martelli G.P. 1997. Sanitary selection of the grapevine. Paris, INRA: 225.

Galet, P. 1998. Grape Varieties and Rootstock Varieties. 320 s.

Galet, P. Grape disease. 254 s.

Zakon o semenskem materialu kmetijskih rastlin Uradni list RS št.58-2809/2002, s. 6034

Proceedings of meetings of the International Council for the Study of Viruses and Virus-like Diseases of the Grapevine.

Person, C.R.; Goheen, A.C. 1988. Compendium of grape disease. Amer. phytopathological society: 121 s.

Izročki predavanj/Lecture slides

Izbrani članki/Selected scientific papers

RS št.58-2809/2002, 6034 p

  • Proceedings of meetings of the International Council for the

    Study of Viruses and Virus-like Diseases of the Grapevine

  • Person, C.R.; Goheen, A.C. 1988. Compendium of grape

    disease. Amer. phytopathological society: 121 p

  • Assessment

    Written assignment, written examination. Tutorials and seminar are the prerequisites for taking the exam.

    Lecturer's references

    Andreja Škvar is lecturer for the field of Viticulture at University of Nova Gorica and head of Nursery and selection center of Institute for agriculture and forestry of Nova Gorica.

    Selected publications:

    1. ŽEŽLINA, Ivan, ŠKVARČ, Andreja, BOHINC, Tanja, TRDAN, Stanislav. Testing the efficacy of single applications of five insecticides against Scaphoideus titanus on common grapevines. International journal of pest management, ISSN 0967-0874, 2013, vol. 59, no. 1, str. 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2012.735378, doi: 10.1080/09670874.2012.735378. [COBISS.SI-ID 7363705]

    2. ŽEŽLINA, Ivan, ŠKVARČ, Andreja, RUSJAN, Denis, TRDAN, Stanislav. The efficacy of different spraying programs against two fungal pathogens in organic grape production. Journal of plant diseases and protection, ISSN 1861-3829. [Print ed.], 2010, vol. 117, no. 5, str. 220-225. [COBISS.SI-ID 6445689]

    Objavljeni znanstveni prispevek na konferenci/Scientific contribution at the conference

    3. MAVRIČ ŠTRUKELJ, Mojca, BRDNIK, Majda, HAUPTMAN, Simona, ŠTABUC, Roman, NOVAK, Ernest, MARTINČIČ, Jernej, ŠKVARČ, Andreja. Vinogradniške razmere v Sloveniji danes = Current situation in Slovenian viticulture. V: 4. slovenski vinogradniško-vinarski kongres z mednarodno udeležbo, Nova Gorica, 25. & 26. 1. 2012 = 4th International Slovenian Congress on Vitiviniculture, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 25. & 26. 1. 2012. RUSJAN, Denis (ur.). Zbornik referatov. Ljubljana: Biotehniška fakulteta: = Biotechnical Faculty, 2012, str. 1-28. [COBISS.SI-ID 3265275]

    4. ŠKVARČ, Andreja, VAUPOTIČ, Tanja, KORUZA, Boris. Slovenski kloni vinske trte = Slovenian clones of grapevine verieties. V: 4. slovenski vinogradniško-vinarski kongres z mednarodno udeležbo, Nova Gorica, 25. & 26. 1. 2012 = 4th International Slovenian Congress on Vitiviniculture, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 25. & 26. 1. 2012. RUSJAN, Denis (ur.). Zbornik referatov. Ljubljana: Biotehniška fakulteta: = Biotechnical Faculty, 2012, str. 210-213. [COBISS.SI-ID 3765096]

    Strokovna monografija/Professional monography

    5. KORUZA, Boris, VAUPOTIČ, Tanja, ŠKVARČ, Andreja (avtor, urednik), KOROŠEC-KORUZA, Zora, RUSJAN, Denis. Katalog slovenskih klonov vinske trte. Nova Gorica: Kmetijsko gozdarska zbornica Slovenije – Kmetijsko gozdarski zavod; Maribor: Kmetijsko gozdarski zavod, 2012. 93 str., ilustr. ISBN 978-961-92316-4-7. [COBISS.SI-ID 259789568]

    University course code: 1VV305

    Year of study: 3

    Semester: 1

    Course principal:

    Lecturer:

    Assistant:

    ECTS: 3

    Workload:

    • Lectures: 25 hours
    • Seminar: 5 hours
    • Field exercises: 20 hours
    • Individual work: 40 hours

    Course type: elective course

    Languages: slovene

    Learning and teaching methods:
    lectures, field observations, students' independent work