Vegetative growth and yield of grapevines grown in the field on their own roots or grafted to a range of rootstocks were investigated under drip irrigation with water of three salinity levels (.40, 1.75 and 3.5 dS/m) over a five year period.
The following yield components were measured: bunches per shoot, bunches per vine, weight per bunch, weight per berry and total yield.
The rootstocks were ranked for their relative salt tolerance and comparisons made with the Maas-Hoffman yield-salinity relationship for grapevines.
Rootstock effects on salt tolerance of irrigated field-grown grapevines (Vitis vinifera L, cv. Sultana): 1. Yield and vigour inter-relationships
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 2002, vol 8, iss 1, pages 3-14