Chapter 15

Water Quality for Irrigating Vineyards

Irrigation Water Analysis

While a few aspects of irrigation water quality have a direct impact on the grapevines, the primary goal of water analysis is to judge the effect of the water on the soil, and ultimately on the vines grown on the soil. Irrigation water should be tested for at least the components listed in Table 15.1. Analyzing for iron and manganese concentration may also be beneficial.

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