- Fruits: grapes
- Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
- Farm Business Management: feasibility study
- Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
- Soil Management: organic matter
The farmer will compare areas in his vineyard that have had chopped straw placed in the vineyard row, compost under the trellis, both, and a no treatment to see if there are differences in soil health, plant nutrition, crop weight, and weed composition. The farmer will hols a field meeting for other farmers and present his results at a conference.