Veraison in Vineyards

Veraison in Vineyards - irrigation managementOne of the main challenges in wine production is to reach harvest with an optimum relationship between grape yield and quality. This subtle relationship is controlled solely by proper irrigation management; on the one hand, good development of the plant must be allowed so as to ensure having a healthy vineyard during the season- but on the other hand, irrigation must also be restricted so as to not dilute excessively the grapes and avoid decreasing the final wine quality. This is especially critical after Veraison, which is probably reaching in most varieties in the northern hemisphere. During this stage, until harvest, it is a must to keep a close eye on this delicate balance through the use of one of the available tools for monitoring the plant condition and water stress.

 

 

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