Variations of soil properties affect the vegetative growth and yield components of "Tempranillo" grapevines

  1. Tardaguila, J. 23
  2. Baluja, J. 2
  3. Arpon, L. 2
  4. Balda, P. 2
  5. Oliveira, M. 1
  1. 1 University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
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    University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

    Vila Real, Portugal

    GRID grid.12341.35

  2. 2 Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino
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    Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino

    Logroño, España

    GRID grid.481584.4

  3. 3 Universidad de La Rioja
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    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    GRID grid.119021.a

Journal:
Precision Agriculture

ISSN: 1385-2256

Year of publication: 2011

Volume: 12

Issue: 5

Pages: 762-773

Type: Article

Export: RIS
DOI: 10.1007/s11119-011-9219-4 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-80052283123 WoS: 000294560200011 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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Journal Citation Reports

  • Year 2011
  • Journal Impact Factor: 1.549
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 8/57 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2011
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.791
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 43/250

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  • Year 2011
  • CiteScore: 2.5
  • Area: Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all) Percentile: 75

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Summary

To obtain the best must quality, winegrowers must harvest uniform batches of grapes, thus they might define sub-units of the vineyard and treat them as separate management units for cultivation and harvest. The objectives of this work were to determine if there were variations of soil properties that could be arranged into different units of relative uniformity and separated from each other by discrete boundaries, and if there was a significant relationship between those units and the vegetative development and yield components of the grapevines. A soil index that is a linear combination of four soil characteristics was constructed and an interpolation method allowed the definition of soil areas with relative uniformity. These areas were significantly correlated with the vine growth that, in turn, had a significant correlation with the yield components of the vines. This methodology might prove useful to define areas within vineyards where the vegetative development and yields warrant a differentiated management within the vineyard. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.