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College of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe College of Food and Agriculture Sciences has organized a workshop on "The Breeding and Pruning of Grapes" at the Dirab Agricultural Experiment Station on Saturday, February 4.

The workshop will take place from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and shall include the following themes of discussion:

  • Pruning and its objectives
  • The art of cultivating grapevines
  • Pruning tools
  • Grapevine pruning systems, the short - medium – and long term
  • Old methods vs. modern methods of grape breeding
  • Practical applications

Saudi Arabia's most cultivated regions for grape production are Medinah and Tabouk, which in 2006 produced about 33.4 and 14.9% of the nation's total production, respectively.

At the conclusion of the workshop, certificates of participation will be given to attendees.

For questions, contact the College of Food and Agriculture Sciences.

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