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This research represents an important contribution to the study of the usefulness for wine and olive growing of aeropalynological forecasting on a regional scale. Three years' experience comprising installation, management and analyses by 27 observation stations in six countries, indicates that the method can provide acceptably reliable and stable projections of potential yields, enabling users in small regions to dispense with data from weather stations and satellites. For use on an international scale, forecasts would have to be based on data from a large number of observation stations in a coordinated network. The method indirectly provides extremely useful information such as the exact date of flowering, thus enabling better use to be made of satellite information. The results should also contribute towards improving phenological models for viniculture.

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Authors: VOSSEN P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Méthodes Aéropalynologiques, Phénologie de la Floraison et Prévision de Rendements, Bordeaux (FR), March 10-11, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper FR 36646 ORA
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