Tag: grape vines

Climate Change-Induced Water Stress: How Leaf Position Affects Water Use Efficiency in the Grape Vine

By Photo by Lynn Betts, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. (USDA NRCS Photo Gallery: NRCSCA00061.tif) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

According to scientists, climate change will affect various parts of the world differently than one another. Specifically, in regards to the Mediterranean region (as well as many others), a decrease in annual precipitation is currently predicted, based on past data…

Some Don’t Like It Hot: Using Heat to Reduce the Spread of Phylloxera into Non-Infested Vineyards in Australia

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Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) is one of the most destructive pests for grape vines.  Historically, it has wreaked havoc on vineyards around the globe, and nearly wiped out the entire grape and wine industry in Europe (and many other parts…