The ups- and downs of environmental impact on grapevines

Details zur Publikation
Untertitel: future challenges in temperate viticulture
Autorenliste: Schultz H.R., Hofmann M.
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2016
Buchtitel: Grapevine in a Changing Environment: A Molecular and Ecophysiological Perspective
Herausgeber*in: H. Geros et al.
Erste Seite: 18
Letzte Seite: 37
Verlag: Wiley
Ort: Chichester
ISBN: 9781118736050
eISBN: 9781118735985
DOI: 10.1002/9781118735985.ch2
Sprachen: Englisch
Peer reviewed


The impact of environmental changes induced by climate modifications on
grapevine growth and functioning is region-specific. Since grapevines
are cultivated across a vast array of climate types the responses to
climatic changes and the challenges resulting will vary. This chapter
focuses on the problems induced by observed and predicted climate
variability in summer rainfall temperate grape-growing regions on plant
water relations, disease problems and their possible subsoil surface
causes such as altered nitrogen mineralization rates. It stresses that
changes observed and predicted during the growing season are important
but developments during the ‘off-season’ need to be considered more.
Finally, a literature comparison is presented on the effects of elevated
CO2 as a major driver of climate change on grapevines as compared to other special crops such as fruits and vegetables.