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Green manure

green manuring (GB)
culture de couverture, enherbement (F)
coltura da copertura (I)

Form of cultivation in the vineyard by sowing plants; see under greening.

Term for the conscious sowing and / or approval of suitable plants in the vineyard between the Rows of vines, This measure is part of the Organic viticulture at the biological respectively. Integrated crop protection almost mandatory. Greening protects erosion, favors the formation of humus, enriches the microbiological soil composition with organic nutrient, creates positive water competition with the vines and thus yield reduction, ensures better water storage and water discharge and thus optimal water balance, reduces nitrate leaching, causes less susceptibility to diseases such as chlorosis. fungal diseases. stem necrosis and Verrieseln, reduces the mineral fertilizer effort and creates food supply for beneficials like insects and birds.

Greenery between the rows of vines, lupins (wolf / fig bean)

Advantages and possible disadvantages

Last but not least, a weather-independent, more comfortable inspection is particularly useful with the vintage, as well as better driveability with automated vineyard maintenance. However, these advantages can only be achieved through the targeted use of the most suitable plants. Possible disadvantages are additional or excessive water consumption and higher...

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