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Affects Of High Winds On Vitis vinifera Buds During Post-dormancy
AuthorBaggett, John P.
AdvisorCramer, Grant R.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochem and Molecular Biology
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Vitis Vinifera’s growth and fruit development are both highly affected by the environmental stresses that the plants undergo. High winds have been shown to negatively affect Vitis Vinifera through decreased time of stomata opening. The problem observed were buds dying during the post dormancy hypothesized to be caused by high winds creating water loss. To test this five different varietals are used with each containing a Wind Fence group, a Control group, Irrigation group, and multiple antitranspirant groups. To test the hardiness of the lateral buds from the different groups bud break assays, dehydration assays, and thermal imaging has been done. Upon analysis of the results there was a difference about the genotypes but no statistically significant difference between the treatments. This year there was no need for application of the treatments as there was no added benefit to the buds.