Dryland-viticulture in the context of climate change: concept, practical bases

8 May 2023

The vine is adapted to warm Mediterranean climates, but extreme and repeated aridity without irrigation can lead to a significant drop in yields and sometimes to conditions, without irrigation, can lead to a very significant drop in yields and sometimes to the death of the mortality of the stock. For centuries, winegrowers in Mediterranean regions have coped with high temperatures, heat waves and periods of drought, and have developed production systems that are resilient to these arid conditions (grape varieties and rootstocks, management methods, agroforestry, etc.).

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