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Horticulture, Vineyards - Soil management for a healthy and productive vineyard, including cover crops

Overview

Cost: Free

This workshop will be led by Joel Jorgensen of Vinescapes and will focus on understanding soil health and fertility, including its ability to make nutrients available and its capacity to hold water, and how this is influenced by its physical, chemical and biological properties. The workshop will discuss good soil management methods and how these benefit vine health, crop yields, quality and vineyard productivity, as well as improve biodiversity, carbon sequestration and sustainability.

 

Key Learning Objectives:

 

•            Soil types and soil physical properties

•            The effect of soil texture and structure on soil fertility

•            The importance of soil organic matter

•            Soil pH and its influence on nutrient availability

•            Nutrient uptake by plants

•            Carbon Sequestration

•            The important role of mycorrhizal fungi

•            Cation Exchange Capacity

•            The Soil Food Web

•            The ways water moves through the soil

•            How to avoid soil leaching

•            Taking soil samples for analysis and interpreting results

•            Soil management options including cover crops

Dates and venues

17 April 2024, 09:30 - 16:00
White Castle Vineyard, Abergavenny, NP7 8RA

Cost: Free

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