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Predicting the Leaf Area of Vitis vinifera L. cvs. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz


Guisard, Y and Birch, CJ and Tesic, D, Predicting the Leaf Area of Vitis vinifera L. cvs. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 61, (2) pp. 272-277. ISSN 0002-9254 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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The planimetric area of grapevine leaf blades (LA) is required as input data in many grapevine growth models and quantitative studies of the soil/plant/atmosphere continuum. A subset of 300 scanned grapevine leaves was used to identify and compare allometric statistical models predicting the leaf area of grapevines (cultivars Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz). The mean absolute error (MAE), root mean square error (RMSE), and " (RMSE-MAE) were used as discriminatory criteria. Six families of models drawn from the literature were compared with stepwise regression using up to six possible predictor variables. Each family was fitted to each cultivar for three vineyard sites. Generic models were computed by aggregating the data across sites and cultivars. The Queensland (stepwise regressions) family performed best, closely followed by Elsner2 and Montero. The MAE of some generic models was at times less than that of their components because of the influence of sites and/or cultivars. Site-and cultivar-specific stepwise regressions are generally the most accurate methodology for estimating leaf surface area. Simple models were generally less accurate than models integrating several predictor variables. © 2010 by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Oenology and viticulture
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Macadamias
UTAS Author:Birch, CJ (Associate Professor Colin Birch)
ID Code:57059
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2009-06-16
Last Modified:2011-10-06
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