Tag - Research Projects

January 22, 2010

7th International Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases, Chile

Marlene Jaspers and four PhD students attended the workshop, where they all made oral presentations on current research, which also involved Eirian Jones and Hayley Ridgway.  Nicholas Amponsah spoke twice, providing...

January 15, 2010

Seasonality in wine tourism: A supply-side analysis of cool-climate boutique wineries

Researchers: Daisy Dawson and Joanna Fountain This research aims to explore the seasonal tensions faced by boutique wineries managers in adopting wine tourism in cool-climate wine regions.  This will be...

December 5, 2009

Evaluation of crushed glass and mussel shells as reflective mulches in vineyards

Researcher: Glen L Creasy Results from a trial based in Nelson using plastic reflective mulches and crushed mussel shells as mulch have demonstrated the potential for light-coloured mulches to affect...

December 2, 2009

The influence of fruit exposure on flavour and aroma development in Sauvignon blanc grapes and the composition of wine

Researchers: Rebecca Ford, Roland Harrison, Mike Trought (Marlborough Wine Research Centre) and Glen L Creasy This project will provide data on important environmental drivers of variation in the grape aromatic...

November 30, 2009

Measuring grape damage as an indicator of bird pressure on grapes

Researcher: Valerie Saxton A project to manage the assessment of bird damage to grapes in Marlborough in conjunction with the Falcons for grapes project see article in this project section....

November 15, 2009

Falcons for grapes

Researcher: Valerie Saxton Ecological management of bird populations that damage crops is a desirable goal requiring understanding of environmental and behavioural factors that influence the birds. Bird scarers are ineffective...

November 10, 2009

Manipulation of flavour compounds in Pinot noir

Researchers: Glen L Creasy, Roland Harrison and Rob Sherlock Pinot noir vines growing in New Zealand will be subject to three treatments to investigate the effects on grape and wine aroma...

November 2, 2009

The effect of UV-B on grapes and ‘untypical’ aging in wine

Researchers: Melissa Talbot, Rainer Hofmann, Brian Jordan and Mike Trought (Marlborough Wine Research Centre) Ultraviolet radiation can have a profound influence upon the growth and development of plants. This can potentially...

November 1, 2009

Bird damage assessment methodology

Researcher: Valerie Saxton Bird damage to crops can be severe. Accurate estimates of economic loss are hard to obtain due to the spatial and temporal variability of damage, mobility of...

October 31, 2009

Spatial analysis of biocontrol in vineyards

Researchers: Mattias Jonsson, Steve Wratten, Roddy Hale, Hannah Buckley, Brad Case (CoRE), Raphael Didham (University of Canterbury), Matthew Thomas (CSIRO, Canberra) and Teja Tscharntke (Göttingen University, Germany) This three-year project contributes...

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