Chapter 12

Irrigation Scheduling of Grapevines

Vineyard Weather Stations

Increasingly, growers are using weather stations (See Figure 12.2) to identify and track weather conditions in the vineyard in making informed weather-related decisions, which saves time and money, and ultimately improve the quality of the fruit. More accurately detecting weather parameters and soil moisture, and acting on this information, also results in more reliable frost protection, the ability to irrigate based on demand, and, over time, the capacity to employ pest and disease models that will indicate if and when spraying is necessary.

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