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VinPro viticulturist, Hanno van Schalkwyk, explains correct pruning methods during one of the regional VinPro training sessions.

VinPro viticulturist, Hanno van Schalkwyk, explains correct pruning methods during one of the regional VinPro training sessions.

Registration is now open for VinPro’s vineyard worker training series, with the vineyard establishment course kicking off in May.

 

VinPro brings vineyard worker training to the wine producer’s doorstep via a comprehensive series of training courses in the respective regions, which are in line with the progress of the wine grape season. Each course is presented as a one day training session, and can be taken separately.

 

The series comprises six courses, namely:

  • Vineyard Establishment: 10 – 24 May 2016
  • Pruning: 25 May – 19 July 2016
  • Irrigation: 2 – 11 August 2016
  • Disease and Pest Control: 1 – 20 September 2016
  • Vine Development: 4 – 11 October 2016
  • Canopy Management: 12 – 25 October 2016.

 

The series is presented in the Olifants River, Robertson, Worcester/Breedekloof, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Swartland regions. Visit www.vinpro.co.za for the dates for the respective courses in each region.

 

The cost for each one day session is R250 per person (incl VAT). This includes theory and practical, lunch, an evaluation and attendance certificate. NQF level 1 accreditation is available on request.

 

“We encourage all wine producers to register their vineyard workers and team leaders for the respective training sessions in their region. Not only does training improve skills, it enhances productivity and empowers employees,” explains Kachné Ross, VinPro viticulturist/training officer who coordinates the sessions.

 

The training courses are made possible by a financial contribution from the VinPro Foundation, the funding arm for training initiatives by VinPro, the representative organisation for close to 3 500 South African wine producers and cellars.

 

For registration or further information, contact Kachné Ross at 021 276 0453 or kross@vinpro.co.za.

 

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