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Pruning and Training Kiwifruit

This course will provide home gardeners and small farmers with information needed to prune and train fuzzy kiwifruit and kiwiberry female and male vines during establishment and when mature. Winter, dormant pruning and summer pruning techniques are included.

What You'll Learn

In this course, narrated lectures with photos and videos will address the learning outcomes, including an understanding of:

  1. Types of kiwifruit grown and regional adaptation
  2. The basics of plant growth and terms used
  3. Pruning principles to address why pruning is important
  4. Pruning techniques used during plant establishment
  5. Dormant pruning of mature vines
  6. Spring growth and summer pruning techniques including pruning of male vines
  7. Common training methods and influence on pruning
  8. How to prune an old, poorly-pruned vine

How this Course Works

Although there are lessons that may apply more broadly, this course is intended primarily for a North American audience. It will be especially relevant for home gardeners and small farmers.

In this self-paced online kiwifruit course, you will navigate 1.5 hours of video in several lectures.

You will have access to the course and the materials for one year after you enroll.

On demand. Access any time.
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Bernadine Strik
Professor of Horticulture and Extension Berry Crops Specialist

Dr. Strik has over 30 years of experience in research, teaching, and educational programs for commercial growers and home gardeners at OSU. Her research areas of focus include whole plant physiology, improving yield and quality, machine harvest efficiency, pruning, optimization of production systems, plant nutrition, and organic production systems in all berry crops. Bernadine belongs to many professional organizations and holds or has held many leadership positions. She has published over 200 scientific papers and many Extension materials and book chapters on berry crop production and physiology. Her educational and research programs are world renowned and she has received many awards for her achievements. Bernadine was elected a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science, their highest honor, in 2007 and in 2014 she received the OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award.

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