Suraj Singh Thagunna

Doi: 10.26480/rfna.01.2023.28.31

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This comprehensive literature review delves into the intricate world of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) propagation methods, exploring the historical context, various techniques, and their profound implications for viticulture. Spanning diverse climates globally, grapes are pivotal for wine production, fresh table grapes, and an array of by-products. The propagation methods, including cuttings, grafting, and in vitro techniques, significantly impact genetic diversity, disease resistance, and grape quality. The review underscores the necessity of considering environmental factors, disease resistance, and economic viability when selecting a propagation method, advocating for tailored approaches to local climates and soil conditions. The integration of genetic engineering, ongoing research, and technological advancements emerge as crucial elements shaping the future of grapevine propagation. Quality control in nurseries, economic considerations, and skill development in labour are emphasised for overall success. Real-world examples, such as the success at the Agro-Shtil Nursery in Israel, highlight the effectiveness of grafting, particularly due to its disease resistance, salt-tolerant rootstock selection, time efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. The review concludes with recommendations for collaborative knowledge sharing within the viticulture community, ensuring a holistic and informed approach to grapevine propagation for sustainable and high-quality grape cultivation. This literature review serves as a valuable guide for vineyard managers, researchers, and industry professionals navigating the complexities of grapevine propagation.

Pages 28-31
Year 2023
Issue 1
Volume 4