Advanced Viticulture Techniques

Subject AGRI90043 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Dookie - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Flexible delivery involving printed learning material, online learning via the subject website and attendance at one 5-day compulsory residential school.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Approximately 40 hours during the 5 day residential school
Total Time Commitment:

Students are expected to devote 12 hours per week to this subject as well as attend a 5-day compulsory residential school.



Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

A general understanding of industry viticulture techniques.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

Attend the 5 day residential school at the Dookie campus.

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Assoc Prof Gregory Dunn


Postgraduate Officer, Melbourne School of Land and Environment


or Jacinta Way

Subject Overview:

After completion of this subject students should be able to;

  • use advanced analytical and field-based techniques to determine fruit composition
  • formulate yield and quality management approaches to optimise grower returns
  • measure aspects of soil and plant water, plant nutrition and weather to propose methods to manipulate grapevine capacity and fruit quality
  • research and apply precision management techniques to site selection, vineyard establishment and vineyard management situations
  • undertake vineyard risk assessments to formulate resultant action plans to operate vineyard enterprises within a sustainabe environmental management framework

Objectives: As for overview

Assignment 1 (3000 words) due week 7 - 30%;

Assignment 2 (4000 words) due week 12 - 70%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: N/A
Related Course(s): Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture

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