Influence of vineyard inter-row management on vegetative and bunch sanitary status, and grape yield and quality of two Sauvignon Blanc clones in Friuli Venezia Giulia (north-eastern Italy)

Authors

  • G. Bigot Perleuve S.r.l., Cormons (GO), Italy
  • D. Mosetti Individual business, Gradisca d'Isonzo (GO), Italy
  • E. Cargnus Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
  • A. Freccero Perleuve S.r.l., Cormons (GO), Italy
  • F. Kiaeian Moosavi epartment of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
  • C. Lujan Perleuve S.r.l., Cormons (GO), Italy
  • M. Stecchina Perleuve S.r.l., Cormons (GO), Italy
  • F. Tacoli Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
  • P. Zandigiacomo Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
  • P. Sivilotti Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
  • F. Pavan Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5073/vitis.2022.61.53-62

Abstract

The vineyard inter-row management affects grapevine vegetative and bunch health status, as well as yield and grape quality parameters. Several studies assessed that cover-cropped inter-row in place of soil tillage often reduced plant vigour and yield but positively contributed to vineyard ecosystem services and, to a lower extent, to grape quality. In 2013 and 2014, two inter-row management strategies, i.e. soil tillage and mowing of spontaneous cover crops, were compared in an organic vineyard in north-eastern Italy and cultivated with 'Sauvignon Blanc' (Vitis vinifera L.), clones R3 and 297. In particular, the effects of tillage and mowing treatments on grapevine vegetative and bunch health status, yield and grape quality were evaluated. The vegetative parameters were lower in the mowing treatment than in the tillage one and in clone R3 compared to 297. The incidence of Botrytis cinerea was higher in the tillage treatment than in the mowing one and in clone 297 compared to R3. A significant reduction of the yield and bunch weight was ascertained in the mowing treatment, and these parameters were higher for clone 297 compared to clone R3. Titratable acidity was significantly higher in the tillage treatment than in the mowing one and in clone 297 compared to R3. Moreover, hue of berry skin was qualitatively better in the tillage treatment than in the mowing one. In the pedo-climatic conditions of Friuli Venezia Giulia (north-eastern Italy), the management of the vineyard inter-row with spontaneous cover crops proved to be effective to manage grapevine vigour, reducing yield and improving quality of the grapes during maturation.

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2022-06-03

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