Guyot Vine Pruner Course

Carlo · 30 December 2020

The 4 Principles of the Simonit&Sirch Method for Guyot

With Vine Pruner Guyot course you will learn how to observe the vine better, study traditional pruning methods and their consequences and acquire the knowledge about the principles of the SIMONIT&SIRCH Pruning applied to Guyot.

“Here is the first tip: you can never get it wrong. Always start with observing the primary structure. Get used to touching your plants”….

Marco Simonit, Master pruner and founding partner of Simonit&Sirch

Course Content

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In this first chapter we analyze the behavior and the main physiological characteristics of the vine. Then, through a virtual trip to some of the most important vineyards in the world, we retrace the history and evolution of viticulture: from the free and three-dimensional architectures of the past, we come to analyze the modern vertical shoot positioning systems.
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In this chapter we understand why a vine is pruned, and the consequences of pruning wounds in the perennial structures of the plant. We then analyze the two pruning systems, spur pruning and cane pruning, taking into consideration the two most representative training systems: the Guyot and the Spurred cordon.
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In this chapter we analyze the structure of a Guyot-trained plant, and then go on to describe how man traditionally prunes it, using the two main cutting techniques: the repositioning cut and the crown head.
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By analyzing numerous cross sections of vines, we are going to study the consequences of pruning wounds caused by the techniques of the repositioning cut and the crown head and what these entail within the structure of the Guyot-trained plants. Then we focus on the resulting trunk diseases and the premature deterioration of modern vineyards.
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In this chapter we are going to discover the four fundamental principles on which the SIMONIT & SIRCH METHOD is based: controlled branching, continuity of the sap flow, crown cuts and spare wood. Through the analysis of the longitudinal sections, we understand the consequences of pruning on the perennial structures of the Guyot-trained plant, with the aim of having healthy and long-living vineyards.
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This module encompasses pruning Guyot-trained vines with Marco Simonit, applying the principles of the SIMONIT&SIRCH METHOD.
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This module encompasses shoot thinning on Guyot-trained vines with Marco Simonit, applying the principles of the  SIMONIT&SIRCH METHOD.
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Course Includes

  • 10 Lessons
  • 7 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate