Measuring Vine Water Use
Apr 2002 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
J.M. Tarara and J.C. Ferguson. "Device for Simulating High Rates of Sap Flow in Grapevines" AJEV 52:3, 260 - 265.I'll admit to being a bit of a gadget hound. One gadget I believe we'll be seeing more often is a sap-flow sensor. Sap-flow sensors measure the rate at which water is transported through the vine. Ideally, this allows fairly precise determination of actual water use. I think we'll be seeing more extensive deployment of sap-flow sensors in vineyards, in an effort to obtain useful data ...
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