HORT453/599: Grapevine Physiology
Grapevine is a perennial plant and is one of the most valuable crops in the world. This class will provide an overview of the physiology and growth of grapevine with the introduction and presentation of basic concepts associated with plant physiology and genetics (growth, dormancy, water and nutrient uptake, photosynthesis, and fruit development) followed by a detailed illustration of the mechanisms in grapevine. This basic knowledge is essential for efficient vineyard management and its extent to viticulture practices will be discussed throughout this course. Formal lectures, discussions of the current literature in viticulture, grapevine research, and topical debates will survey the many different components of grapevine growth and physiology. Short Description: Grapevine physiology, anatomy, major physiological and molecular processes, environmental factors, nutrition and water.