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Protocols for soil functionality assessment in vineyards

Costantini, E.A.C.; Priori, S.; Landi, S.; Lagomarsino, A.; Castaldini, M.; Giffard, B.; Fulchin, E.; Tardaguila, J.; Schroers, H.J.; Martensson, A.; Tangolar, S. and Akca, E. (2018) Protocols for soil functionality assessment in vineyards. .

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The purpose of this guideline is to describe the methods used during ReSolVe project for soil functionality assessment, so they can be implemented in similar studies.
A brief introduction first underlines what are the main functions of soil and why maintaining an optimal soil functionality is particularly of major interest in viticulture.
Then the different protocols selected for ReSolVe project and this guideline are presented according to the following classification:
- Part I: assessment of soil physical and chemical features;
- Part II: assessment of soil biological features (ecosystem service provision and providers);
- Part III: assessment of rhizosphere biological features;
- Part IV: assessment of grapevine quantitative and qualitative indicators reflecting soil functionality.
In each part, global objectives of the monitoring are explained (what is it used for, in which cases…) and the parameters to evaluate are listed with their corresponding methodological sheet.
In these sheets, instructions and information are given about:
- Materials needed to perform the sampling and the measurement
- Sampling procedure
- Analysis procedure
- Possible interpretations and conclusions that can be drawn (value and meaning of the results, indication of reference values when existing, potential limit of the protocol)
- Bibliographic references related to the method described
- Additional helpful information where appropriate (ex: template of sampling sheet)

EPrint Type:Report
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication > Technology transfer
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries > Viticulture
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > ReSolVe
Deposited By: Priori, Simone
ID Code:33864
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 15:26
Last Modified:11 Oct 2018 15:26
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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