Coping Strategies for a Warmer Climate: Irrigation and Canopy Management
Warming temperatures are a challenge and concern for many Oregon grape growers. Taking a proactive approach and staying current on irrigation and canopy management strategies will help vineyard managers assimilate to change. Taking a closer look at the warming climate and the long term consequences on phenology will help grape growers understand how to manipulate phenology and minimize water stress. Specific strategies on irrigation management will be shared, including how to assess soil moisture, determining soil water availability, vine water status and how canopy types affect vine water use.