Water stress management
5 Jan 2006 by JR
Jerry Spoto, Coral Springs, Florida: I've recently read a few articles on water stress management. In the most recent article it was noted that scientists will soon be measuring the temperature of the canopy to determine how much water will be needed for individual plants. Apparently, if the canopy temperature is greater than the air temperature there's an automatic need for water, due to "water deficit stress". By monitoring closely they, supposedly, can irrigate the plant at a near-perfect rate for optimum fruit quality. This method makes sense but what happens if a vineyard is in a very humid climate? Another...

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