Effective Ways to Improve Agro-Ecological Conditions of Vine – Kakheti Region
Earth Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 5-1, October 2017, Pages: 62-67
Received: May 31, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 1, 2017; Published: Aug. 2, 2017
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Givi Gagua, Department of Hydrolgy-Climatology, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Ivane Javakhishvilis Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Merab Gongadze, Department of Geomorphology Geoecology, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Ivane Javakhishvilis Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamara Chichinadze, Department of Cartography Geoinformation, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Ivane Javakhishvilis Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Abstract
The aim of our research was to improve the agro-ecological conditions of viticulture in Kakheti region in the way of changing the physical properties of soil. As it is well known, the climatic conditions and soil peculiarities determine the quality of the produced grapes and wine. Academician F. Davitaia mentioned that the species of vine and the place of their growth are reflected in the wine as in the mirror [4]. Research is based on the method of Italian Professor M. Frigon – “The impact of black soil on the vine”. The Chernozems regulate vegetative and reproductive processes of the plant, support growing of roots. By this activity vegetation period is changing, air temperature is increasing and roots are growing intensively. The experiment was held in one vineyard plot of Telavi municipality. 20 cm thick alluvial material of the Duruji River was added to the soil. The dark cleavingstone has enriched the soil and improved its airing. There were many gray pebbles and small stones in waste material, which supported increase of growing degree days by 300-400°C in vegetation period. As a result, the grape harvest has increased and tasting properties of grape has improved. The experiment showed that river material improves agro-ecological conditions of the vine, increases its productivity and improves wine quality.
Keywords
Georgia, Kakheti Region, Alluvial Material, Agro-Climatic Condition, Growing Degree Days
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Givi Gagua, Merab Gongadze, Tamara Chichinadze, Effective Ways to Improve Agro-Ecological Conditions of Vine – Kakheti Region, Earth Sciences. Special Issue: New Challenge for Geography: Landscape Dimensions of Sustainable Development. Vol. 6, No. 5-1, 2017, pp. 62-67. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.19
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