'Small Drink' Irrigation Better Choice for Coastal Winegrapes
Smaller irrigations with shorter intervals lead to more consistent vine water status.
Jun 2013 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
I’ve been a viticulturist for quite a while now, but I’ve been involved with grapevine water relations, from both a scientific and a practical standpoint, for a period approaching a quarter century. So, I think I am as qualified as any to state my opinion confidently regarding grapevine irrigation—at least for coastal, premium vineyards. The concept of whether grapes should be irrigated with “big drinks” (i.e., large volume irrigations applied less frequently) or wi...
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