DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.12.008
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Leonardo Valenti, Isabella Ghiglieno, Fulvio Mattivi

Abstract: Leaf removal is a farming practice that can affect must and grape quality; it is closely related to the meteorological conditions of the year and the climate of the area. The present study aims to analyse the effects of different types of defoliation, all conducted at veraison and removing 5-6 basal leaves. The trial provided four tests: leaf removal only on the east side, only on the west side, total defoliation (both sides), and a non-defoliated treatment (control test). Two different cultivars, the Sangiove…

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