Gerhard completed his undergraduate and masters degrees in Viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He then worked in the wine industry for four and a half years, gaining experience in vineyard management and winemaking in South Africa, Australia, California and New Zealand.
Gerhard enrolled in a PhD at CSU in 2013, studying the implications of water availability and source-sink biomass ratios on carbohydrate and nitrogen utilisation in grapevines. After completion of his PhD, he worked as an Associate lecturer in Viticulture and Wine Sciences for 18 months at CSU, whilst also conducting research to assess the impacts of herbicide drift on grapevine vegetative and reproductive development. Gerhard then spent the next two years evaluating and demonstrating new mildew resistant grapevine varieties with CSIRO in Adelaide, before returning to CSU as a Lecturer in Viticulture in April 2020.
Specialization: Grapevine carbohydrate metabolism, nutrition and water relations. Plant abiotic stress mitigation. Evaluation of varietal field performance
Rossouw, G., Smith, J., Barril, C., Deloire, A. & Holzapfel, B. 2017. Carbohydrate distribution during berry ripening of potted grapevines: Impact of water availability and leaf-to-fruit ratio. In: Scientia Horticulturae. 216, p. 215-225 11 p.
Rossouw, G. 2017 201 p. Grapevine carbohydrate and nitrogen allocation during berry maturation: Implications of source-sink relations and water supply. Thesis
Rossouw, G. C., Smith, J. P., Barril, C., Deloire, A. & Holzapfel, B. P. 01 Mar 2017. Implications of the presence of maturing fruit on carbohydrate and nitrogen distribution in grapevines under postveraison water constraints. In: Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 142, 2, p. 71-84 14 p.
Rossouw, G. C., Orchard, B. A., Šuklje, K., Smith, J. P., Barril, C., Deloire, A. & Holzapfel, B. P. 01 Dec 2017. Vitis vinifera root and leaf metabolic composition during fruit maturation: implications of defoliation. In: Physiologia Plantarum. 161, 4, p. 434-450 17 p.
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