Free—open access paper: Reductions in biomass accumulation, photosynthesis in situ and the net carbon balance are the costs of protecting Vitis vinifera ‘Semillon’ grapevines from heat stress with shade covering

Shade cloth can be used to protect grapevines from high temperatures. However, the resulting low light intensity is shown to reduce photosynthesis, leading to lower carbon allocation to vegetative growth and sugar accumulation. Protection from heat by shading is, therefore, costly for the carbon economy of the vines. Read this free — open access paper to find out more.

Lulu Stader


  • Hello, I want to include the picture linked to the article writen by Greer et al, 2011, about shade covering in vines. That appear here
    posted on September 8th, 2011 by Lulu Stader. I would like to know is this picture belongs to Lulu Stader or Greer D. H. and is this corresponds to the shade experiments. Also I would like to have accsess to the original picture.

    I will be very thankful for your help.

    Luciano Caravia Bayer

  • AoB PLANTS is published under a Creative Commons licence, so as long as you cite the source of the image, you are free to reuse it.

  • Dear Luciano,
    Further to AJ Cann’s reply, you can ask the author of the paper, Dr Greer, for an original version of the image. His emal address is in the article.
    Kind regards

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