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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 PIWIs’ variation in drought response under semi-controlled conditions 

PIWIs’ variation in drought response under semi-controlled conditions 

Abstract

Grapevine interspecific hybrids (PIWIs, from German “pilzwiderstandsfähige Rebsorten” meaning fungus tolerant grapevine cultivars), offer a promising alternative to traditional cultivars in many wine regions due to their tolerance to certain fungal diseases. This makes them a potential solution for sustainable wine production, particularly under organic systems. Despite extensive research on certain agronomic traits and susceptibility to biotic diseases, such as powdery and downy mildews, the response of these cultivars to abiotic stressors, such as drought, remains unclear. Our study aims to investigate the eco-physiological traits of two commercial PIWI cultivars, Muscaris and Souvignier gris, at the leaf level to evaluate their response to drought stress. We conducted a two-year experiment on potted plants under semi-controlled conditions to eliminate the potential effects of environmental factors. The results of stomatal conductance indicate that Souvignier gris consumes more water than Muscaris. However, under well-watered conditions, Muscaris vines deplete soil water faster and exhibit lower stomatal conductance values than Souvignier gris. Further research is required to address remaining questions about PIWIs’ response to drought, including investigating variations in leaf area or anatomy.

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Publication date: June 13, 2024

Issue: Open GPB 2024

Type: Poster

Authors

Lea Linhart1*, Jacopo Innocenti1, Philipp Klumpp1, Astrid Forneck1, José Carlos Herrera1

1 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Institute of Viticulture and Pomology, Department of Crop Sciences, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln an der Donau, Austria

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Keywords

grapevine, PIWIs, abiotic stress, drought response, eco-physiology

Tags

IVES Conference Series | Open GPB | Open GPB 2024

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