VITICULT 3043WT - Industry Experience (Viticulture) III

Waite Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

This course provides an opportunity for students majoring in Viticulture to experience, observe and acquire an understanding of the major activities undertaken in a typical vineyard operation. Further, this course will enable students to gain a working understanding of a vineyard, its management systems and structures. Students undertake 10 weeks work experience in approved viticultural enterprises gaining experience in a range of operations, e.g. pest and disease management, irrigation system management, yield estimation, and harvest activities, the emphasis and expectation being on gaining hands-on experience. A detailed logbook of work activities, networking exercise, vineyard benchmarking and a significant research project provide a broad perspective of the viticultural industry.

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