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

Location: Water Management Research

Project Number: 5302-13000-011-11
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Feb 07, 2011
End Date: Aug 31, 2015

Objective:
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.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 9/20/2014
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