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Assessing the drought tolerance of selected grapevine scion cultivars under dryland conditions in the Swartland region

24 January 2023 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am


More efficient water use is a high priority for the wine industry. ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij is currently busy with a project to evaluate the drought tolerance of nine red and eight white cultivars. The primary objective is to assess which cultivars perform the best under dryland conditions. Such cultivars could also be cultivated using less water in traditional irrigation areas. The grapevines are now in their fifth leaf and in full production. This information session is presented by ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij and Winetech, who also fund the project.


09:45 – Registration

10:00 – Welcoming

10:10 – Experimental background

10:30 – View cultivars

11:20 – Conclusion

IMPORTANT: Please confirm attendance with Karen Freitag (082 213 2488 of freitagk@arc.agric.za) before Friday, 20 January 2023.


24 January 2023
9:45 am - 11:30 am
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Fairview farm, just outside Malmesbury on the R315 to Darling (first farm to the left just past the railroad)
South Africa


ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij and Winetech