Type: [JOUR]
Number: W1 98 697
Author(s): Hintermann, K.; Basler, P.
Corporation: [Eidg. Forschungsanstalt für Obst-, Wein- und Gartenbau, CH-8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland]
Title: [Improvement of grapevine growth with alternative methods]
Title (orig.): Verbesserung des Rebenwachstums mit alternativen Methoden
Journal title: Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Obst- und Weinbau, Wädenswil.
Source: 134 (13) 326-329
Publication Year: 1998
ISSN: 1023-2958
Language: De, fr
Subject Categories: E - VITICULTURE

Abstract:
The effects of some soil or plant treatments were studied on pot-grown grapevine plants. The treatments were: 1) a commercial mycorrhizal inoculum, containing propagules of endo- and ectomycorrhizal fungi; 2) a mixture of a commercial rock powder and commercial bacteria; 3) ''Grander water'', i.e. tap water passed close to tanks of water retaining ''information'' in a homeopathic sense; 4) tap water treated with water where an emerald was immersed for a short time (''emerald-elixir''); 5) commercial quartz powder subjected to particular treatments (Plocher-quartz powder). Among these tratments, only mycorrhizal infection was able to increase plant fresh weight and the shoot/root ratio of the plants. The authors discuss the possibility to apply treatments based on the ''memory of water'' in viticulture. [D 16] (A. Schubert, Grugliasco)
Descriptor: FERTILIZING; MYCORRHIZA; SOIL; SHOOT; ROOT