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. We will also hear from the Yield Project researchers about how cane and spur differ (or not) in yield, and the options available to reduce costs of pruning, include a demonstration of the Klima.
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