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1

What are the key aims of Canopy Management?

- Maximize the effectiveness of light interception
- Reduce shade within the canopy
- ensure that the microclimate for the grapes is as uniform as possible
- promote a balance of vegetation and reproductive functions of the wine
- Arrange the vine canopy to ease machanisation and/or manual labor
- Promote air circulation

2

What are the vine organs?

The buds, leaves and fruit

3

How does canopy management affect the photosynthetic capacity of a vine?

It is used to help maximize the leaf surface area that is exposed to sunlight.

Leaf density is usually what is considered here.

4

How can canopy management affect disease pressure?

If there is a good balance in the canopy, there will be good air flow through the vine lowering the risk of fungal disease.