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The harvest yield in vineyards can vary significantly from year to year and also spatially within plots due to variations in climate, soil conditions and pests. Fine grained knowledge of crop yields can allow viticulturists to better manage their vineyards. The current industry practice for yield prediction is destructive, expensive and spatially sparse -(More)
1 Crop load – defined as the ratio of exposed leaf area to fruit – is the most relevant measure of vine performance. Too much leaf area promotes shading and reduces fruit quality – and sometimes bud fruitful-ness. Too little leaf area per unit of fruit delays ripening and reduces vine size. Measures of crop load are useful to researchers and growers alike(More)
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