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Ecosystem Service Function and Assessment of the Value of Grape Industry in Soil-Burial Over-Wintering Areas

by 1,†, 1,†, 1, 1, 1, 1,2,3,4,* and 1,2,3,4,*
1
College of Enology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
2
Engineering Research Center for Viti-Viniculture, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Yangling 712100, China
3
Shaanxi Engineering Research Center for Viti-Viniculture, Yangling 712100, China
4
China Wine Industry Technology Institute, Yinchuan 750021, China
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Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contribute equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Massimo Bertamini and Gianluca Allegro
Horticulturae 2021, 7(7), 202; https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7070202
Received: 7 June 2021 / Revised: 16 July 2021 / Accepted: 17 July 2021 / Published: 20 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Viticulture Production)
As a representative economic crop with the potential for long-term sustainable development, grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) bring direct economic benefits to the people, and the indirect ecological benefits produced by grapevines cannot be ignored. This study utilized relevant statistical data from the government sectors and data obtained at vineyards and wineries through interviews and surveys. The value of the ecosystem service of the grape industry in soil-burial over-wintering areas was first evaluated from four first-level indicators types and 10 s-level indicators types, using Hongsibu of the eastern foothill of Helan Mountain, Ningxia, as an example. The results show that the total current benefits of the grape industry ecosystem service function in Hongsibu are ¥ 1067 million. The direct economic benefits are ¥ 660 million and indirect ecological benefits are ¥ 407 million. The value ranking of the first-level function types is as follows: supply services > cultural services > support services > regulatory services. The ranking of the value of second-level function types is as follows: food production > ecological poverty alleviation > biodiversity > carbon fixation and oxygen release > ecotourism > air purification > nutrient accumulation > water conservation and efficiency > water holding > soil conservation. Cultivation measures (such as burial-free cultivation technology, inter-row grass technology, and suspending grape branches after winter pruning technology) increased the value of the service function of the grape ecosystem and explored some potential benefits. The results indicated the necessity of assessing ecosystem service value of the grape industry, which could enable people to realize the direct economic benefits as well as the ecological benefits. Meanwhile, the positive effects of cultivation techniques on the value of ecosystem service function were demonstrated in soil-burial over-wintering areas. This study provides important reference value and comprehensive guidance for the healthy and sustainable development of the grape industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: viticulture; soil-burial over-wintering areas; grape industry; ecosystem service function viticulture; soil-burial over-wintering areas; grape industry; ecosystem service function
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Wang, Z.; Cao, X.; Zhang, L.; Han, X.; Wang, Y.; Wang, H.; Li, H. Ecosystem Service Function and Assessment of the Value of Grape Industry in Soil-Burial Over-Wintering Areas. Horticulturae 2021, 7, 202. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7070202

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Wang Z, Cao X, Zhang L, Han X, Wang Y, Wang H, Li H. Ecosystem Service Function and Assessment of the Value of Grape Industry in Soil-Burial Over-Wintering Areas. Horticulturae. 2021; 7(7):202. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7070202

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Wang, Zhilei, Xiao Cao, Liang Zhang, Xing Han, Ying Wang, Hua Wang, and Hua Li. 2021. "Ecosystem Service Function and Assessment of the Value of Grape Industry in Soil-Burial Over-Wintering Areas" Horticulturae 7, no. 7: 202. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7070202

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