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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Developing Sustainable Vineyard Water Management Strategies for Limited and Impaired Water Supplies

Location: Crops Pathology and Genetics Research

Project Number: 5306-21220-006-01
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015

Objective:
Assess and extend practical short/near term solutions for decreased water quantity and quality (i.e. soil salinity) issues important to grape growing regions of the Western United States.

Approach:
Assessment of the effect of recommended water and salinity management strategies on quality, sensory, and yield parameters for table, raisin, juice and wine grapes and their commercial products. Development and expansion of commercially available grapevine rootstocks that better resist drought and tolerate salinity. Quantification of the economic sustainability of implementing the strategies in viticulture. Outreach, extension and educational training to disseminate recommendations to grower and academic audiences via presentations, publications, Web-based learning and tailgate outreach. Documents Reimbursable with NIFA.

Last Modified: 8/22/2014
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