Effect of mechanical pruning on grapevine trunk diseases

Project number: P04000236
Project leader: Halleen, F
The objective of this research project is to study the effect of mechanical pruning (MP) on the incidence and severity of grapevine foliar, fruit and trunk diseases compared to conventional pruning. Locally, a lot of research has been done on MP however, the effect on the incidence and severity of major leaf, fruit and trunk diseases, especially the long-term effect in terms of sustainable production, is unknown.