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Precision viticulture and advanced analytics. A short review
- Santesteban, Luis G.
- Food chemistry 2019 v.279 pp. 58-62
- environmental sustainability, grapes, growers, vineyards, viticulture
- Precision viticulture (PV) is a relatively new discipline, whose development started in the 1990s. PV aims at adjusting vineyard management to the spatial variability that naturally appears in the field in order to increase its economic and environmental sustainability. Despite the rapid growth of PV in the last two decades, there is little PV research taking advantage of the great potential advanced analytics could provide to this field. PV and advanced analytics, working altogether, could provide not only a more suitable evaluation of the benefits of PV implementation for growers, but also a better understanding of the vineyard internal factors that determine grape composition, as most of the external factors behind sources of variability are fixed when working in a single field.