Anna Maria Taliadorou participated in a two-week Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) at the Desertification Research Centre (CIDE-CSIC) in Valencia, Spain from 14 to 28 September. This STSM was part of the FruitCREWS COST Action. During her time there, she actively contributed to the project by:
- Analyzing thermal images of grapevines that had been treated with Kaolin.
- Conducting field measurements in olive trees to assess their responses to different irrigation practices.
This STSM had significant impacts, including an improved understanding of using thermal imaging to evaluate plant temperature and water-related parameters for stress assessment. Anna Maria‘s analysis of grapevine data directly supports one of the Action’s goals, which is to review the best methods for assessing plant irrigation needs through water status monitoring and contributes to the achievement of one of the Action’s deliverables.
Furthermore, the STSM laid the groundwork for future collaborations and research in the field of plant responses to water deficit. It promises exciting developments in agricultural research.