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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Effect of vineyard management strategy on the nutritional status of irrigated « Tempranillo » vineyards grown in semi-arid areas

Effect of vineyard management strategy on the nutritional status of irrigated « Tempranillo » vineyards grown in semi-arid areas


The combination of cover crops with regulated deficit irrigation has been lately shown to be a good method to improve harvest quality in irrigated vineyards of Southern Europe with semiarid climate, as an alternative to the conventional management, that consists on mechanical tillage and irrigation from fruitset to veraison and from then on reduced, or even ended. In this work, we present the implications of this alternative management method on vineyard nutrition through blade, petiole and berry analysis, showing that the presence of the cover crop does not imply further nutrient needs but, rather on the contrary, results in a progressive improvement of vine nutritional status as a result of the decrease of its nutrient needs due to lower growth and yield, and probably of an improvement of soil characteristics enhancing nutrient availability.


Publication date: January 12, 2022

Issue: Terroir 2006

Type: Article


Luis Gonzaga SANTESTEBAN, Carlos MIRANDA and J. Bernardo ROYO

Dpt Producción Agraria, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Campus de Arrosadía, 31006 Pamplona, Spain

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Vitis vinifera L., cover crop, nutrient dynamics, plant nutritional analysis


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