958151 Propagation and pruning of fruit plants

Exercise and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Mantl, Leo , Kaltenberger, Franz , Spornberger, Andreas , Filipp, Martin , Galliker, Helen
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


- Basics of fruit tree pruning (growing principles, technique and length of cutting)

- Characteristics and practical pruning exercises of the most important pome, stone and soft fruit species (identification of shoots and buds, development stadia, natural and artificial crown types, time of pruning)

- Presentation of the most important propagation methods in theory and practice

- Identification of important beneficial insects, pests and diseases in the orchard

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The partecipants of the course learn the theoretical background and the practical skills for pruning and propagating the most important fruit species. Thus observations in the orchard of shoots and buds, beneficial insects, pests and diseases during the early growing season are taken.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.