Preliminary results on the use of a modified point quadrat method for estimating canopy structure of grapevine training systems

Stefano Poni, B Rebucci, E Magnanini, C Intrieri

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Abstract

The reliability of a modified point quadrat method designed to describe the structure and seasonal canopy dynamics of the training systems simple curtain (SC) and traditional spur-pruned cordon (SPC) was tested in a two- year study. The method relies upon an unbiased sampling procedure as each canopy insertion is first identified within a ground-projected area by a random number generation routine (RND). From each insertion, the height of each contact with either leaves or clusters is then recorded along the vertical axis. Although the method suffered from a somewhat low percentage of effective insertions early in the season, the total leaf area-to- surface area ratio and the leaf layer number calculated for both canopy types are in accordance with those reported by others for high vigour canopies. Canopy dynamics showed an asymmetric growth in the SC starting at bloom. Both trellises resulted in similar canopy density indices and a high correlation was found between total leaf area and total number of leaf contacts.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)23-28
Numero di pagine6
RivistaVITIS
Volume35
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1996

Keywords

  • canopy density

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