Vine Propagation

Cover Crops

Erosion control is one of the primary benefits of cover crops. The roots of the cover crops bind soil particles together, improving soils structure and water penetration while keeping soil particles from moving. The foliage of the cover crops slows the speed of rain drops before they hit the ground. Dave Pirio, the Director of Vineyard Operations at Chappellet in Napa uses crimson clover in the blend of cover crops because it will help with erosion on the steep slopes of Pritchard Hill

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  • Todorieva
  • 24 Dec 2019