Researchers in the area of Vegetable Production Vegetal of the Department of Agricultural Production at the Public University of Navarra have been awarded the prize for the best research in the area of viticulture. The presentation took place at the V Iberian Congress of Horticultural Science recently held in Oporto (Portugal). The awarded work, entitled "Recovery of photosynthetic activity in 4 grape varieties after a hydric stress event", studied the response to the hydric stress event of the grape, in order to enable suitable land irrigation policies to be made and actions carried out while taking into account the peculiarities of each variety.
In concrete, at the Congress, the group received the "Amândio Galhano Prize", awarded by the Vinos Verdes Region Viticulture Commission.
The V Iberian Congress of Horticultural Science brought together researchers and experts over a number of days to debate current horticultural topics. Amongst other aspects discussed were themes such as food quality and safety, conservation and use of horticultural biodiversity, conservation of the environment, technology transference and interchange, as well as current tendencies of consumption, that determine the quality of production, transformation and commercialisation of horticultural products.
Response to hydric stress
The communiqué from the researchers at the Public University of Navarra dealt with the theme of the response of a determined species or variety to the hydric stress. A response that is usually studied by evaluating the effect after a period of stress, of greater or lesser intensity and duration, on the physiological activity of the variety. Nevertheless, the researchers pointed out, "this model of study does not fit in well with the conditions that are produced on the land, where periods of stress alternate with others of recuperation through irrigation or rainfall".
The communiqué continues, "the level of recovery of the photosPage: 1 2 Related biology news :1
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