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Created in 2010 in the Napa Valley, the Vintage Report conference provides an unparalleled experience to discuss the latest innovations and scientific advances in viticulture and enology. By putting plant data in the forefront of the conversation, the Napa Valley conference aims at characterizing the specificities of the past vintage by looking at its impact on plant and fruit. Climatic and physiological data will be presented and discussed over a day with a community of vineyard managers, winemakers and scientists.
Take Control Over Wine Grape Quality
When it comes to a vineyard’s terroir, irrigation is one of the few factors that we can control and use to influence wine grape quality. How much and when to irrigate is the question, and precisely what we try to answer.
The objective of most irrigation strategies is to achieve an optimal level of vine stress that improves wine grape quality. Fruition Sciences has developed a revolutionary technology that “listens” to the vine’s water needs. It does this by measuring how much water the vine is transpiring (losing water) through its leaves via sap flow monitoring.
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- Uses vine-based, non-destructive sensors
- The information is terroir specific
- All data is reported in real-time
- All data can be viewed on any web-enabled device
- Integrates other vine management data
- Sync with any weather provider
A new way to think about irrigation grape vines Fruition Sciences has developed a revolutionary technology that "listens" to the grape vine's water needs.
Recently, Imagine H2O supported the growth of Fruition Sciences, a company whose "sap flow sensors" help farmers and vintners decide precisely how much irrigation is needed to produce their ideal crop so that no water is wasted.
In general, Fruition Sciences founds vineyards use 40% more water than needed.
Ce petit capteur a été responsable cette année de milliers de piscines olympiques qui n'ont pas été gaspillées pour irriguer inutilement les vignobles.
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Thirsty vines mean concentrated flavor. These sleeves track water flow through the stems, so growers can keep the vines at juuuust the right level of stress.
Now we know exactly what and when to irrigate. It saves us time, money, improves the quality of our wine and is good for the environment.” Ron Nicholsen, the proprietor at Kelham Vineyards
So far we have saved anywhere from 40% to 100% of water used for irrigation,” Scholasch said.