Variations of soil properties affect the vegetative growth and yield components of “Tempranillo” grapevines

Variations of soil properties affect the vegetative growth and yield components of... To obtain the best must quality, winegrowers must harvest uniform batches of grapes, thus they might define sub-units of the vineyard and treat them as separate management units for cultivation and harvest. The objectives of this work were to determine if there were variations of soil properties that could be arranged into different units of relative uniformity and separated from each other by discrete boundaries, and if there was a significant relationship between those units and the vegetative development and yield components of the grapevines. A soil index that is a linear combination of four soil characteristics was constructed and an interpolation method allowed the definition of soil areas with relative uniformity. These areas were significantly correlated with the vine growth that, in turn, had a significant correlation with the yield components of the vines. This methodology might prove useful to define areas within vineyards where the vegetative development and yields warrant a differentiated management within the vineyard. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Precision Agriculture Springer Journals

Variations of soil properties affect the vegetative growth and yield components of “Tempranillo” grapevines

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Life Sciences; Agriculture; Soil Science & Conservation; Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry; Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences; Atmospheric Sciences
ISSN
1385-2256
eISSN
1573-1618
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11119-011-9219-4
Publisher site
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Abstract

To obtain the best must quality, winegrowers must harvest uniform batches of grapes, thus they might define sub-units of the vineyard and treat them as separate management units for cultivation and harvest. The objectives of this work were to determine if there were variations of soil properties that could be arranged into different units of relative uniformity and separated from each other by discrete boundaries, and if there was a significant relationship between those units and the vegetative development and yield components of the grapevines. A soil index that is a linear combination of four soil characteristics was constructed and an interpolation method allowed the definition of soil areas with relative uniformity. These areas were significantly correlated with the vine growth that, in turn, had a significant correlation with the yield components of the vines. This methodology might prove useful to define areas within vineyards where the vegetative development and yields warrant a differentiated management within the vineyard.

Journal

Precision AgricultureSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 3, 2011

References

  • Evaluation of an on-the-go technology for soil pH mapping
    Adamchuk, VI; Lund, ED; Reed, TM; Ferguson, RB
  • Characterization of viticultural terroirs using a simple field model based on soil depth. I Validation of the water supply regime phenology and vine vigour in the Anjou vineyard (France)
    Bodin, F; Morlat, R
  • Characterization of viticultural terroirs using a simple field model based on soil depth. II Validation of the grape yield and berry quality in the Anjou vineyard (France)
    Bodin, F; Morlat, R
  • The use of midday leaf water potential for scheduling deficit irrigation in vineyards
    Girona, J; Mata, M; del Campo, J; Arbonés, A; Bartra, E; Marsal, J

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