Because winegrowers fear bad climate may ruin their efforts on vine production and alter yield, they may tend to harvest sooner rather than later, while winemaker’s expectations often call to delay harvest to improve grape color and aromatic profile. The difference between these expectations can cause stress and tension between the […]

It is commonly admitted that irrigation strategy has an impact on root size and distribution in the soil. Recently it was shown that irrigation strategy also affects vine vascular structure and that delaying the first irrigation contribute to increasing vine hydraulic resistance (here). More irrigation early season makes the vine […]

An NDVI aerial view maps and analyzes the vineyard from “above” the canopy. Thus, it provides information on leaf biomass. By contrast, a Physiocap® view analyzes the vineyard from “underneath” the canopy and maps the distribution of wood mass in your vineyard. Performed before budbreak, Physiocap®  measurement informs on the […]

Recently Fruition Sciences has received questions from prospective customers on using funding from the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) to finance their irrigation system upgrades, including the purchase of Sap Flow sensors. We understand that using plant-based sensors as irrigation trigger can be a major investment for many […]