Cover Cropping Systems for Organically Farmed Vineyards

November 24th, 2014
Cover Cropping Systems for Organically Farmed Vineyards

Vineyard cover cropping practices have been refined in Mendocino and Lake counties over the past 15 years. When organic and sustainable winegrowing began in the late 1980s, many of the cover crop species were selected from agronomic crop farming systems. While these were well-suited for bringing “life” back into the soil, they weren’t ideal species for a vineyard. Many were simply too energy-intensive to farm; too vigorous, grew into the…

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Ciatti Global Wine Market Update – November 2014

November 17th, 2014
Ciatti Global Wine Market Update – November 2014

The harvests have all come to an end in the Northern Hemisphere, and it looks as though France has regained its position as the largest producer in the world. French growers looked to have rebounded from disappointing volume results in 2013 with a much better looking crop in 2014. While all regions did not participate in the gain, as Languedoc notably did not have large output, the French growers overall are feeling good about…

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Using Soil Moisture Sensors for Vineyard Irrigation Management: A Practical Guide for Installing and Interpreting Information from Soil Moisture Monitoring Technologies in Vineyards – Part III

November 10th, 2014
Using Soil Moisture Sensors for Vineyard Irrigation Management: A Practical Guide for Installing and Interpreting Information from Soil Moisture Monitoring Technologies in Vineyards – Part III

Thanks for reading this three-part series about using soil moisture sensors to inform irrigation management in vineyards. Part I focused on selecting locations to install soil moisture sensors. Part II took a look at depth of sensor placement and proximity to drip emitters and vines. Here, in Part III, we will cover common types of soil moisture sensors and tips for installation. Common Types of Soil Moisture  Sensors and Tips for…

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Using Soil Moisture Sensors for Vineyard Irrigation Management: A Practical Guide for Installing and Interpreting Information from Soil Moisture Monitoring Technologies in Vineyards – Part II

November 3rd, 2014
Using Soil Moisture Sensors for Vineyard Irrigation Management: A Practical Guide for Installing and Interpreting Information from Soil Moisture Monitoring Technologies in Vineyards – Part II

Thanks for reading this three-part series on using soil moisture sensors to inform irrigation management in vineyards. Part I focused on selecting locations to install soil moisture sensors. Here, in Part II, we take a look at depth of sensor placement and proximity to drip emitters and vines. Next week in Part III, we will cover common types of soil moisture sensors and tips for installation. Depth of sensor placement After…

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