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    If you need additional information on pruning and training vines, I am available to pass along what I have learned and researched on viticulture pruning over 45 years and 36 diffetent varieties, Pinot noir is not new to me. Thanks

    graciano.aguayo@att.net

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      beachdude897777

      Thanks Chano!  This is exactly what i was told by the vineyard manager at white rose this past weekend in regards to prune cane requiring less cuts and susceptibility to disease!  Thanks!  And thank you for pointing out the idea of leaving an extra bud to ensure those that received the most sunlight are kept for the seasons crop!  Great idea!  I'm going to use one vine as an experimental one and spur prune it..  I'll go ahead and leave three as suggested and see how it all works out and compares to the remaining cane pruned vines!  Thank you for the response!  Greatly appreciated.

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    If you need additional information on pruning and training vines, I am available to pass along what I have learned and researched on viticulture pruning over 45 years and 36 diffetent varieties, Pinot noir is not new to me. Thanks

    graciano.aguayo@att.net

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      beachdude897777

      Hi Chano,

      Thanks for the offer, I really appreciate it!  I have been doing some research to try and get quickly up to speed on all of this, even visited a winery I am a member at (White Rose Winery, Dundee OR) and took a walk through their vineyard two days ago.  Their entire estate vineyard consists of 40 year self rooted pommard vines cordon (bilateral) spur trained spaced about 8 feet apart, monster old vines.  They have another vineyard site i didn't look at but plan to this weekend, that site is  3309 clone 115 CANE trained with 4 foot spacing.  My plan is to go back and compare the two sites so i have a better idea what would suite my site.  And it was nice to see tons of fruit on the SPUR vines as Ive seen countless articles that SPUR training can yield less fruit due to buds proximity to basal non count buds..  I guess my biggest question that I have been struggling to find an answer for is whether SPUR or CANE would be more ideal for training...  I planted over 100 pinot noir vines about 36 inches apart..  Domaine Drouhin did the same out here (3m x 3m) in the Dundee Hills and per their facebook photos it looks like they are Unilateral CANE pruned..  So maybe I will do this?  I like the idea of SPUR training and leaving space between the buds (fist or 6 inches) but is there any reason why i cant do that with CANE pruning to prevent over-crowding or preventing there from being buds pointed down?  Is that common for CANE pruning to rub off the downward facing buds to minimize fruit and shoots growing downwards?  I dont even want to begin asking questions in regards to a spray program cuz it looks like just a massive confusing topic on the forum..  I am so far spraying with Stylet Oil every two weeks.. so far my vines look green and happy..  I know i should be alternating between sprays but down know what that second spray or third spray should be..  more research!  Thanks!

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