Farm

Horticulture Station

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

Few practices are described to reduce the accumulation of pests in the soil from perennial growth of grapevines. However, cover crops can be used in rotation with vineyards to improve soil characteristics and suppress pests such as weeds and nematodes. The objective of this study was to compare plots that were hand cultivated, treated with herbicide, or rotated with two monoculture cover crops, and their influence on grape vine growth, weed and nematode proliferation, and soil characteristics.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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