Molybdenum

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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molybdenum, trace element important for plant growth but not previously considered necessary for grapevines, although a deficiency may contribute to poor fruit set. Recent research in Australia suggests that foliar molybdenum sprays can overcome a vegetative growth disorder and berry development disorders of Merlot. More research is required.

  1. CRCV, ‘Grapevine nutrition 8: molybdenum’, www.gwrdc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2006-FS-Molybdenum.pdf.