CSFS Associate Seminars: Dr. Simone Castellarin

The CSFS Future of Food Global Dialogue Series presents:

CSFS Associate Seminars

Regulated Deficit Irrigation Strategies for Saving Irrigation Water in Vineyards

About this Seminar

Water management in vineyards is arguably one of the major issues that the wine industry is facing. Climate change is forecasted to make precipitations more erratic and to increase temperatures in many wine regions, making drought events more frequent in vineyards. Growers can apply regulated deficit irrigation strategies, consisting on providing sub-optimal irrigation levels to the vines, to save irrigation water and improve wine quality. Indeed, water deficit induces the accumulation of grape pigments and aromas, improving the quality of the derived wines. The development of deficit irrigation strategies may result in improved wine quality and more sustainable wine productions in British Columbia and worldwide.

About the Presenter

Dr. Castellarin investigates the ripening processes in grapes and blueberries and the biological mechanisms that determine grape and blueberry quality. Moreover, he studies how berry quality is affected by environmental factors (temperature and water). Dr. Castellarin is developing agronomical strategies (irrigation, crop management, hormone applications) to improve ripening and the accumulation of pigments and aromas in grapes and blueberries.

Date and Time

Monday, June 14th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. PST

  • 45min Presentation
  • 15min Q&A

CSFS Associate Seminars are part of the CSFS Future of Food Global Dialogue Series, and are brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.