• Chemistry
  • Published 2009

Effects of Three Reflective Mulches on Yield and Fruit Composition of Coastal New England Winegrapes

@inproceedings{Sandler2009EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of Three Reflective Mulches on Yield and Fruit Composition of Coastal New England Winegrapes},
  author={Hilary A. Sandler and Paul E. Brock and Justine E. Vanden Heuvel},
  year={2009}
}
Three two-year studies evaluated the effects of several reflective mulches on yield and fruit composition in southern New England vineyards. A white reflective woven material (WRM) was tested under vines (covering the herbicide strip) of Chardonnay, Pinot noir, and Merlot in 2004 and 2005. Crushed quahog shells (QS) and a silver aluminized reflective mulch (SRM) were tested under vines of Merlot in 2005 and 2006, and quahog shells were compared with untreated controls on Cabernet franc and… CONTINUE READING