In class we will discuss the anatomy and growth cycle of the grape vine along with the basic soils and soil structures that are important to the grape grower. The growing season will be kicking off with weed control and beginning canopy management. We will also review material for the Iowa test to obtain your Private Pesticide Applicator’s license. Half of this course will be spent in the vineyard working under instructor guidance. Each viticulture course offers unique instruction and can be taken individually. Successful completion of all eight courses will earn you your vineyard management certificate. Textbook required.