Vulnerability of rural producers in Mendoza in the face of Global Environmental Change: climate, water, economy and society

SUMMARY This article addresses the vulnerability to phenomena associated with Global Environmental Change (GAC) of agricultural producers in the Mendoza river basin in Argentina. Vulnerability is understood as a complex phenomenon that is generated at the intersection of environmental, social and economic dimensions. From a qualitative study based on in-depth interviews with producers in the study area, … Read more

Use of water in Mendoza wineries

The objective of this work is to know, at the basin level, the volume of water used by the Mendoza wineries, which is obtained mainly from aquifers. Such information can be used to calculate the water balance in the context of industrial water use. To carry out the estimations, winemaking data from the National Institute of Viticulture … Read more

Nutritional quality of blades of two cultivars of tall fescue ( Festuca arundinacea Schreb)

SUMMARY The nutritional quality of two tall fescue cultivars ( Festuca arundinacea) was evaluated.Schreb) during a summer regrowth (mean temperature: 21±2.8 °C), in relation to the morphogenesis of two cultivars (Traditional: El Palenque PlusINTA and Flexible leaves: Grasslands AdvanceGentos). The design was completely randomized (n=3) in 250 pots/cultivar in the open air, without water or N and … Read more

Resistance to anthelmintics in nematodes that parasitize ruminants in Argentina

SUMMARY Anthelmintic Resistance (RA) in ruminant nematodes is a serious sanitary-productive problem throughout the north-central area of ​​Argentina. The use of anthelmintics has allowed a significant increase in ruminant productivity, but it is exerting severe selection pressure on the parasite genome. The prevalence is particularly high in nematodes of small ruminants where even cases of simultaneous resistance … Read more

Quality of elongated wheatgrass ( Thinopyrum ponticum ) in the vegetative state in relation to the age and length of the leaves

The effect of age and leaf length on the quality of wheatgrass blades ( Thinopyrum ponticum cv. Hulk) in an autumnal regrowth of two heights was studied. The trial was carried out in a greenhouse (17±4 ºC) in a BCA design (n=3) of 160 pots per block. Blades from 3 successive generations of leaves in 6 ontogenetic stages (from … Read more

Effect of the application of combined treatments of additives on the inhibition of enzymatic browning in apples

SUMMARY Enzymatic browning, mainly catalyzed by Polyphenol Oxidase (PPO) Enzyme, is one of the main problems that affect quality and limit the shelf life of minimally processed fruits and vegetables. The compounds traditionally used to inhibit PPO are sulfites. However, its use in the food industry has been discouraged because cases of allergic reactions have been reported, … Read more


The chlorophyll meter is a promising tool to monitor the level of nitrogen (N) through the greenness index (VI). The hypothesis was that the estimates obtained from the use of the chlorophyllometer will be more linked to the N harvested in the dry matter of wheat (Triticum aestivumL.) than to the grain yield since this will be … Read more