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July 2006
The Benefits of Cover Cropping
In addition to keeping rows drivable in wet weather and suppressing resident vegetation, cover crops promote soil microbial activity and improve its structure.
by Julian Malone
Cover crops were frequently used during the first half of the century, until the 1950s, when pesticides and fertilizers became common practice. In the last decade, the ecological advantage of cover crops for vineyard management has become clear as a result of the many benefits they offer (Ingles et al. 1993). Cover crops can promote soil microbial activity, add nitrogen, improve soil structure, increase soil moisture storage capacity, enhance trafficability in wet weather, suppress resident veg...
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