Deficit irrigation promotes arbuscular colonization of fine roots by mycorrhizal fungi in grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) in an arid climate

@article{Schreiner2007DeficitIP,
  title={Deficit irrigation promotes arbuscular colonization of fine roots by mycorrhizal fungi in grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) in an arid climate},
  author={R. Paul Schreiner and Julie M. Tarara and Russell P. Smithyman},
  journal={Mycorrhiza},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={551-562}
}
Regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) is a common practice applied in irrigated vineyards to control canopy growth and improve fruit quality, but little is known of how imposed water deficits may alter root growth and colonization by beneficial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Thus, root growth and mycorrhizal colonization were determined throughout the growing season for 3 years in own-rooted, field-grown, ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ grapevines exposed to three RDI treatments. Vines under standard… CONTINUE READING