DDD Conference

Viticulture in a Changing Climate

Convener: Aaron Fait , BIDR & Nurit Agam, BIDR

Session 1: Vineyard environment interaction. Towards an ameliorated vineyard ecosystem
Environmental conditions optimal for quality wine-grape production are of a complex nature and are not easily defined. For example, a sufficient amount of radiation is required, but overexposure deteriorates yield quality. Similarly, a correct water balance is necessary for optimal grape development. The vast expansion of wine consumption worldwide and the increasing demand for quality wine, along with apparent signs of climate change and repeated droughts in many wine vineyard growing areas, make a better understanding of the vineyard-environment interactions necessary.
Session 2: Physiology of stress in grapevine: challenges and solutions
Farmers have selected plant materials (variety, rootstock) and viticultural practices in accordance with local climatic conditions in order to optimize yield and quality. Common practices include irrigation, fertilization, soil tillage, disease control, pruning, trellising and harvesting. These viticultural practices can be modified to adapt to climatic variability and to optimize grape yield, aroma and flavor. In recent years, strategies applied in arid land viticulture were introduced into central Europe as a means of buffering the impact of climate change. The development of ad-hoc practices is thus becoming pivotal in facing the upcoming uncertainties in relation to the environment.
Session 3: High-throughput/Omics perspectives of grapevine response to stress
The economic value of grape as an agricultural crop relates not only to the yield but also to the quality of the berry as reflected by its chemical composition. A fundamental strategy to ameliorate fruit quality in a changing climate by optimizing viticulture practices lies in the (i) understanding of the mechanisms modulating the molecular physiology of the vine and the grape, (ii) dissecting the regulation of polyphenol and aroma potential, and the (iii) identification of candidate gene regulators of key biochemical pathways.

Showing 1–12 of 16 results

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Elyashiv Drori

    The Effect of Irrigation-Initiation Timing on the Phenolic Composition and Overall Quality of Cabernet Sauvignon Wines Grown in a Semi-Arid Climate

    Ariel University, Israel

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Kyle Knipper

    A Remote Sensing-Based Evapotranspiration Toolkit for Water Management Applications in Vineyards

    U.S. Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service, USA

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Maria Mar Alsina Marti

    Using Remote Sensing to Monitor Vine Water Status in a Production Environment: Opportunities and Challenges

    E&J Gallo Winery, USA

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Martha Anderson

    Large-Area Mapping of Vineyard Evapotranspiration Using the OpenET Remote Sensing Framework on Google Earth Engine

    U.S. Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service, USA

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Mery Dafny-Yelin

    Hybrid Grapevine Resistance to Downy and Powdery Mildew

    MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute, Israel

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Nicolas Bambach

    The Vineyard-Oasis-Desert Advective Effect on Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Management: Lessons from the GRAPEX Project

    University of California, Davis, USA

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Noam Reshef

    Controlling Fruit Sourness in a Changing Climate: Genetic Loci, Genes, and Metabolic Changes Associated with Grape Malate Levels

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Uri Hochberg

    Making (Non)sense of Grapevine Cultivars Classification into Iso/anisohydric

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

     

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Vasileios Fotopoulos

    Elucidation of Water Deficit Effects on ‘Xynisteri’ Grapes through Systems Biology Approaches

    Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. William Kustas

    GRAPEX: A Multidisciplinary Research and Applications Project to Improve Vineyard Water Management under a Changing Climate

    U.S. Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service, USA 

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Yishai Netzer

    Pruning after Budbreak Affects Phenology, Physiology, Yield Components and Improved Wine Quality of Malbec

    Ariel University, Israel

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Mr. Kidanemaryam Reta

    Effect of Salinity and Water Regime, Mediated by Rootstock, on CV Syrah Must Metabolite Profile and Vine Physiology

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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