26oct9:00 am10:00 amAWRI Webinar Factors influencing water competition between grapevines and cover crops

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Factors influencing water competition between grapevines and cover crops

Date & Time
Oct 26, 2023 09:00 AM in 
This webinar will look at factors that influence water competition between cover crops and grapevines, and possibilities to manage this competition according to expected seasonal water availability. It draws on results from a study in the Orange region that has been following water use of three vineyards with contrasting irrigation and floor management practices since mid-2019. Points to be discussed include the water use traits of plant species commonly found or used in vineyards, water use partitioning between the grapevine canopy and vineyard floor at different stages of the season, and the effect of mid-row and undervine management on vineyard water use. Some information on cover crop and grapevine root distribution will also be discussed in the context of the depth and positioning of soil moisture sensors, and for quantifying the contribution of winter recharge to the seasonal water budget.

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  • Dr Jason Smith

    Dr Jason Smith is a Senior Research fellow with the Gulbali Institute and is based on the Orange campus of Charles Sturt University. Jason has been involved in viticulture research for over 20 years, with his work spanning the wine regions of southern NSW, as well as viticulture teaching and research in Germany. His broader interest is the understanding of whole plant interactions with the environment in an agricultural context. His current research, which is the topic of today’s webinar, is looking at the adaption of viticulture to rainfall variability and drought.



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