Vineyard Floor Management: Steel in the Field



Before the advent of synthetic herbicides, cultivation was the most efficient form of weed control. In conjunction with cover crops and a sound knowledge of weed species and biology, cultivators and other implements can reduce or eliminate the need for herbicides. But using cultivation successfully takes practice, experimentation, and patience.

This tailgate provides information about how various implements work, their strengths and weaknesses, and their role in sustainable weed management. In this truly grower-to-grower forum, seasoned veterans display, explain, and demonstrate the implements they use to control weeds and manage the vineyard floor.