Rootstocks for Sustainable Vineyard Water Management Strategies for Limited and Impaired Water Supplies
Water Management Research
Project Number: 5302-13000-011-11
General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Feb 07, 2011
End Date: Aug 31, 2015
Access currently available, newly released, and new parent rootstock materials for their physiological responses and tolerance to soil salinity and/or drought under greenhouse and field conditions. Quantify the effects of salinity and/or drought on scion physiological performance in terms of vine water relations, gas exhange, vine mineral nutrition, fruit yield, and quality under field and lab conditions.
The research will be a combination of field studies on cooperating farms, laboratory studies at UC Davis, greenhouse studies and sand tank studies at U.S. Salinity Laboratory.