irrigation

Lemma

irrigation

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The action of applying water to land in order to supply crops and other plants with necessary water. 1

Nota

The vine, like any other plant, demands a certain amount of water during its growing season. How much will depend on factors such as growing season temperatures, wind speed, humidity, sunshine hours, and inherent vigour (influenced by clone, rootstock, variety, soil and cultivation), to name but a few. […]
Viticultural research has increasingly shown that the timing of irrigation is as important as its extent. Two of the most vulnerable periods are flowering and véraison (the time at which grape colour changes and cell division stops). […]
Irrigation can be used to increase yields, by promoting growth of bigger berries, bigger bunches, and more bunches per vine, without any adverse effect on the crude chemical measurements of sugar, acid and pH. 2

Contesto

A certain amount of irrigation is necessary for vineyards in all of Australia’s wine regions. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ɪrɪ'geɪʃn] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

From L. irrigatus, pp. of irrigare "lead water to, refresh," from in- "in" + rigare "to water, to moisten," of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with O.E. regn "rain". 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova
Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Data della scheda
Sun Jul 5 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Fabio Vento, rev. Vitiello, rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : «http://organic.about.com/od/organicdefinitionsij/g/Irrigation.htm», (03/07/2009)

2 : Johnson, H., Halliday, J., The Vintner’s Art. How Great Wines Are Made. New York, Simon & Shuster, 1992, p. 63.

3 : Johnson, H., Halliday, J., The Vintner’s Art. How Great Wines Are Made. New York, Simon & Shuster, 1992, p. 63.

4 : Hornby, A.S., Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary., New York, Oxford University Press, 2005, 7th edition, p. 823.

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=irrigate&searchmode=none», (03/07/2009)

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