Olatz Unamunzaga – 2010

Zoning of a vineyard in ‘Rioja Alavesa’ depending on soil properties and their influence on production and quality

  • Author: Olatz Unamunzaga
  • Director: Ana Aizpurua y Asunción Usón
  • Date: 2010
  • Download Link: TESEO

Not all the surface of a same piece of vineyard has the same properties. A study by the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, NEIKER-Tecnalia, confirms that in the same plot there are areas with soils of different characteristics that cause notable differences in grape production and wine quality. Understanding these differences allows the grower to perform zoning on his farm in order to better match the needs of fertilization, irrigation and treatment of the vineyard.