Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
Review article
17 Mar 2015
Review article |  | 17 Mar 2015

The use of soil electrical resistivity to monitor plant and soil water relationships in vineyards

L. Brillante, O. Mathieu, B. Bois, C. van Leeuwen, and J. Lévêque

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The available soil water (ASW) is a major contributor to the viticulture "terroir". Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) allows for measurements of soil water accurately and with low disturbance. This work reviews the use of ERT to spatialise soil water and ASW. A case example is also presented: differences in water uptake (as evaluated by fraction of transpirable soil water variations) depending on grapevine water status (as measured by leaf water potential) are evidenced and mapped.