Sap Flow Monitoring

The Grape Monitor

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Edaphic Scientific was recently commissioned by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to install a series of plant physiology monitoring stations on grapevines. Known as The Grape Monitor, the stations were installed in the Riverina district of western New South Wales, Australia, near the town of Griffith. Four grape varieties are […]

Growers workshop 2017

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Edaphic Scientific participated in a series of workshops for macadamia and grape growers in November and December, 2017. The workshops covered topics such as heatwaves, irrigation and advanced technology to measure the water potential of crops. The workshops were organised by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) New South Wales, and the Australian Macadamia Society. […]

Trees and Water Cycle

What’s going on with trees and water?

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Over the last few decades, scientists have turned Earth’s water cycle on its head. We now know that the flow of water between soils, plants and the atmosphere is far more complex than traditionally thought. How scientists discovered multidirectional water flow, also known as hydraulic redistribution, was a work of patience, tenacity and ingenuity. Hydraulic […]

Vineyard fluorescence

Cell death in grape berries

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The quality of your wine can be affected by cell death in grape berries. The affects are two-fold: 1) cell death leads to a higher concentration of sugar and alcohol levels because of water loss; and 2) a greater contribution to flavour. Scientists at the University of Adelaide are exploring physiological causes of cell death […]