951334 Vine nutrition

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Manschadi, Ahmad M.
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


•Introduction - Nutrient acquisition and translocation (biomembranes and selectivity of nutrient uptake, mechanisms of xylem and phloem loading/unloading)
•Functions of macro- and micronutrients in grapevine
•The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in grapevine nutrition
•Fertilisation of grapevines

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Following the completion of this lecture on grapevine nutrition, the students will:
•explain the mechanisms involved in the selective uptake of mineral nutrients by grapevine roots;
•describe the physiological functions of macro- and micro- nutrients;
•identify the major deficiency symptoms of mineral nutrients in grapevine;
•describe the contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis to grapevine nutrition;
•develop site-specific optimum fertilisation practices for grapevine.
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