Cover crops at Felton Road, Bannockburn, Central Otago. Credit: Gareth King, Felton Road
There are many reasons to plant cover crops and if they are to be part of vineyard management, then the first task will be determining which sowing method is best suited to the site in question. Informed decision making in the early stages of implementation will ensure potential benefits of cover crops are realised, thereby justifying the allocation of financial and labour resources to this strategy. To find out what I learned during visits in New Zealand click here.