Location: Crops Pathology and Genetics Research
Project Number: 2032-21220-006-01-R
Project Type: Reimbursable
Start Date: Sep 1, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015
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.
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.