Impact of sustainable management systems on growth, yield, and fruit quality of grapevines
Part of the ‘From Grapes to Wines: Cool Climate’ webinar series, join Perennia’s Viticulture Specialist Francisco Diez and Dr. Johanna Döring from Geisenheim University, Germany for the upcoming session ‘Impact of sustainable management systems on growth, yield, and fruit quality of grapevines’.
Sustainable management systems such as organic viticulture are gaining more and more importance in the last decades around the world. This is why a field trial was established at Geisenheim University, Germany, in 2006 comparing integrated, organic, and biodynamic viticulture (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Riesling). The sustainable management systems will be described in detail and results from this long-term trial concerning growth, yield, and fruit quality of grapevines in the different management systems will be presented and discussed.
Johanna Döring is a researcher at Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany, involved in research on organic and biodynamic viticulture.
She studied viticulture and enology in Geisenheim, Germany, worked in Italy as an enologist, and holds a PhD in agricultural sciences at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany.
She published several peer-reviewed articles about the effects of organic and biodynamic viticulture on biodiversity, plant growth, yield, and winegrape quality. The long-term trial comparing integrated, organic and biodynamic viticulture at Hochschule Geisenheim University is at the core of her research activities. Beyond that her research is focused on leaf area development of grapevines and on plant physiology including embolism formation under water stress.
Together with her partner she runs a small winery in Geisenheim producing organic Riesling.
You can reach Johanna at Johanna.Doering@hs-gm.de.