A healthy vineyard floor is paramount to a healthy vine and quality grapes. The conventional practice in Tasmania is a mown sward in the mid row and a herbicide strip under the vine. With narrow rows, this can result in up to 50% of the vitiscape under herbicide and the harmful effects of this. This will be a demonstration workshop from a one-year-old planting of under vine species, a discussion about the benefits of mid-row cover cropping and a presentation from Dr Chris Penfold.
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