Interview with Florence Fontaine: grapevine trunk diseases in the vineyard

In this interview, Florence Fontaine, a researcher at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, speaks about grapevine trunk diseases: discover the symptoms, the consequences and the solutions to adopt in the vineyard.

This interview introduces the article “Description of the relationship between trunk disease expression and meteorological conditions, irrigation and physiological response in Chardonnay grapevines” published in OENO One. In this article, researchers from the Centre Tecnològic del Vi and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardennes studied the relationship between the expression of grapevine trunk diseases and the water potential and the availability of water in the soil.

“Esca disease and Botryosphaeria dieback are currently considered as serious grapevine diseases which affect vineyard health and induce economic losses. The main way to infect and colonize the plant is by the pruning wood”, explains Florence Fontaine.

To read the original article in Open Access, click here: Description of the relationship between trunk disease expression and meteorological conditions, irrigation and physiological response in Chardonnay grapevines.

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OENO One is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal in the field of vine, grape and wine sciences. The journal has received an impact factor of 3.000, one of the highest obtained by all vine and wine journals in the world.

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