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Título: Impact of early fruit-zone leaf removal on grapevine development and fruit quality in Vitis vinifera Merlot
Autor: Leahy, Marc D.
Orientador: Moyer, Michelle M.
Lopes, Carlos Manuel Antunes
Palavras-chave: vitis vinifera
grapevine variety
leaf removal
fruit quality
Data de Defesa: 2012
Editora: ISA/UL
Citação: Leahy, M.D. - Impact of early fruit-zone leaf removal on grapevine development and fruit quality in Vitis vinifera Merlot. Lisboa: ISA, 2012, 55 p.
Resumo: The objective of this study was to determine the optimal timing of fruit-zone leaf removal for red wine grape cultivars, specifically Vitis vinifera ‘Merlot’, in the Yakima Valley, Washington using four different timings of fruit-zone leaf removal, (i) pre-bloom, (ii) full-bloom, (iii) 3 weeks post-bloom and (iv) no leaf removal (control). Fruit-zone leaf removal is a common canopy management technique, with increasing focus on early (pre-fruit set) timing. Little research exists on the impacts of early fruit-zone leaf removal in semiarid viticultural regions like the inland Pacific Northwest, USA. Shoot growth after leaf removal in the pre-bloom treatment temporarily decreased relative to the no leaf removal treatment (control). The incidence of summer lateral shoot development within the fruit-zone indicates that only pre-bloom fruit-zone leaf removal recovered to control levels by véraison. Percent fruit set was lowest in the pre-bloom treatment. Sunburn, powdery mildew and Botrytis bunch rot did not develop to any significant level in any treatment. Though not statistically significant, fruit-zone leaf removal increased surface temperatures of clusters and compound buds. The scope of this report does not provide adequate data for firm conclusions about the effects of early fruit-zone leaf removal on grapevine development and fruit quality. Outside of the summer lateral shoot data, the fruit-zone leaf removal treatments in this experiment were statistically similar to the no leaf removal treatment. However, trends in the data suggest fruit-zone leaf removal may impact vine vigor, fruit set, and fruit-zone microclimate providing ample cause for further research on this canopy management technique
Descrição: Mestrado Vinifera EuroMaster - Instituto Superior de Agronomia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/8608
Aparece nas colecções:BISA - Dissertações de Mestrado - Vinifera EuroMaster

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