Long Term No-Till Cover Crop Seeding in Vineyards

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1994: $5,571.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1995
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: grapes


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    I want to establish a low-growing, low maintenance turf between vineyard rows and I wish to enable other growers to do the same. The purpose of this project is to reduce chemical use, soil erosion, compaction and cost while improving organic matter level, water holding capacity and fruit yield. Additionally, it will enhance habitat for birds, small game and for soil and soil-borne organisms.

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