We cannot stress enough the importance of ordering your seed early, with COVID-related supply issues already impacting growers. Too busy to think about it? Talk to Mike or Brooke about your cover crop/pasture goals.
WATCH CLIP HERE Filmed 04.02.22. Duration 7.05min
What are you trying to achieve with your vineyard cover crop? Weed burden reduction? Nutrient content? Reducing a vigorous site? Drawing moisture from a wet site? Aesthetics?
Mike Sleegers from Cowaramup Agencies and Brooke Anderson from Agronomy Solutions focus in on South West vineyard cover crops, offering hints at how these can be improved:
Single species or mix it up?
De-vigouring with cereals
What works on wetter sites?
When to mulch/slash – or allow seed set
Bulk it up or keep it low?
Green manuring for following season
Seed bed preparation – doing it right.
Ask about our special ‘Cowie Mix’ developed by Cowaramup Agencies and DLS (formerly PGG Wrightson) Seeds. It’s made here, specifically for South West vineyards.
Cowaramup Agencies – agricultural services and supplies
Agronomy Solutions – agronomy service to the South West