Grapegrower and Winemaker magazine: Diverse cover crops

Image credit: Marlborough OWNZ Winter Symposia, Lisa Duncan

In response to continued pressure on natural resources, viticulture has extended its focus beyond the vineyard to a broader consideration of ecosystems. Sowing a mixed cover crop supports a diverse ecosystem and offers gains in soil health, pest pressure management and ultimately, the production of quality fruit. As Mike Saunders, Viticulturist at Greystone Wines North Canterbury says, “We work in a diverse, multi-talented, resilient wine industry. Our people aren’t a monoculture, so why do we expect our vineyard to be.”

To read the full article click HERE.

Published by Happy Wine Woman

Wine consultant currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.