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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


What are the vine organs?

The buds, leaves and fruit


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.


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.