- Fruits: grapes
- Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study
- Pest Management: biological control, weed ecology
This project will look at the economic feasibility of using wood chip mulching to address the combined vineyard issues of 1) low organic matter, 2) weed control, and 3) irrigation costs.
This project takes an integrated approach to study the impact of one action (wood chip mulching) on the combined vineyard issues of low organic matter, weed control costs, and irrigation water costs and will determine if wood chip mulching is an economically viable substitute for standard irrigation and herbicide spray programs.