Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Scopus||Web of Science®||Altmetric|
|Title:||Modified method for producing grapevine plants in controlled environments|
|Citation:||American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 2014; 65(2):261-267|
|Publisher:||American Society for Enology and Viticulture|
|Tintu Baby, Bradleigh Hocking, Stephen D. Tyerman, Matthew Gilliham, and Cassandra Collins|
|Abstract:||The rapid production of small fruiting grapevines under controlled environmental conditions is an invaluable tool for viticulture research, particularly studies involving flowering, fruit set, and berry development. The objective of this study was to determine an optimal growth strategy to produce experimental grapevine plants with adequate and consistent reproductive performance and to fully describe the approach to allow other researchers to produce consistent material from controlled environments year-round. Three different nutrient regimes were used to grow Shiraz (Vitis vinifera L.) plants from one-year-old cuttings in perlite:vermiculite and under controlled environmental conditions. Percentage fruit set, Coulure index, and Millerandage index were determined. The growth strategy produced a fruit set percentage >50% (in Shiraz) and optimum leaf elemental concentrations. These modifications to the Mullins and Rajasekaran (1981) method, including automated irrigation, improve the assessment and manipulation of grapevine reproductive performance and vine physiology in controlled conditions and highlight the importance of knowing how growth medium contributes to the nutrient status and hence growth of experimental grapevine plants.|
|Keywords:||small fruiting experimental grapevines; controlled environmental conditions; nutrition; reproductive performance; nutrient regime|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2014 by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Agriculture, Food and Wine publications|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.