Vineyard Management

The use of the "Darwinbürste" in "Minimalschnitt" and "VSP" device

Hochschule Geisenheim University has a 24 hectares research area which gives students the opportunity to experience viticultural practice. For example irrigation systems are an important instrument for soil quality improvement with low water storage capacity based on the "Wasserhaushaltsmodell" (water supply regulation system) (Hofmann et. al, 2014) and contactless measurement technologies.

Through the cultivation of fungi-resistant grape varieties with a new cultivation method, eco-friendly, economically beneficial and climate-adaptive grape production becomes possible (NoviSys).

In our current times of rapid change it is equally important to appreciate quality and craftsmanship and preserve cultivated landscapes such as steep slope viticulture which is characteristic for our wine region (BioQuis). 

Hochschule Geisenheim University's research projects and teaching areas give an insight into our diverse teaching methods and the teaching materials we use. 

How does the vine's age affect substance formation and yield? Hochschule Geisenheim University has a unique research area worldwide where the Riesling variety was planted at three different times (1971, 1995, 2012) with the same clone and rootstock.