The use of herbicides in vineyards has been a cost-effective way for in-row weed management. However, as public concerns about pesticide run-off, ground water quality, and soil erosion have increased, grape growers have become aware of a need for alternative methods of weed management. The overall objective of this project was to identify optimal weed-management practices that maximize grapevine growth and development as well as maintain or improve vineyard soil quality.
Iowa State University
Dilley, Craig A. and Nonnecke, Gail R., "Effect of Living or Straw Mulch on Weed Management and Soil Quality in Grape Vineyards" (2007). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 857.