Viticulture in a Changing Climate. Session 1. Vineyard Environment Interaction. Towards an Ameliorated Vineyard Ecosystem
Convener: Aaron Fait , BIDR & Nurit Agam, BIDR
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.