UE Code : IL3-AT-VITI Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

Third year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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Total Hours :

0.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

- To understand and analyze existing (current) viticulture production systems
- To become proficient in the management of a perennial crop
- To resolve technical and environmental problems related to viticulture
- To integrate into a professional workplace setting (contact with guest speakers, study visits/field trips, technical studies)

Contents :

Theoretical knowledge and practical work:

- KNOWLEDGE OF WINEMAKING: Plant Material: Varieties, rootstocks, vine morphology, vine ecophysiology
- INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL “TERROIRS” AND AOC: The notion of a winegrowing “terroir” and methods for characterizing a specific physical environment, Sustainable development and geographic indications.
- TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF A VINEYARD: Management systems and agro-wine sector crop growing plan, vineyard plant-health Protection, Precision viticulture,
- VITICULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Organic viticulture/winegrowing, Biodynamic viticulture/winegrowing/wine production, Methods of environmental evaluation

A case study based on a vineyard:
Complete an agronomic diagnostic: Characterization of soil and sub-soil (maps), Characterization of local climate (based on meteorological data and a landscape characterization) Identification of winegrower practices, Observation of the eco-physiological operation of the grapevine, Reapply advances in ecology

Prerequisites :

Notions of wine production (viticulture) (Refer to self-study support IL2 ZOAG)

Teaching methods :

Interventions by professionals in the field
- Study visits to production facilities
- Field work in partnership with the winemaking industry
- Part of the work is conducted in English)
- Self-study work

Guest speakers – ESA professors and professional organizations.

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Common core courses and options

2 Common core courses (CC):

  • Multifunctional Agriculture
  • Crop Production and Applied Ecology

Students will choose one of these 4 options:

  • Option 1: Monogastric option
  • Option 2: Herbivore option
  • Option 3: Annual Crops option
  • Option 4: Sustainable Viticulture option