Crop thinning of merlot - a Queensland perspective

Kennedy, Ursula J. (2010) Crop thinning of merlot - a Queensland perspective. Australian Viticulture, 14 (1). pp. 27-28. ISSN 1329-0436

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Merlot is one of the major wine grapes planted in Queensland, however with the wine industry in Queensland being relatively new there is limited knowledge of best practice for production of quality fruit for wine production in the state. Timing of crop thinning has been shown to influence grape quality (Filippetti et al. 2007) and this practice is commonly employed by growers in the state to manipulate fruit and wine quality. A trial was thus carried out in the 2008 season to investigate the influence of pea size and véraison crop thinning on yield and fruit quality of Merlot in two commercial vineyards located in Queensland’s Granite Belt and South Burnett.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted Version.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 04:46
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Queensland; merlot; crop thinning; quality
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070602 Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070604 Oenology and Viticulture
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150313 Quality Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820306 Wine Grapes

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