Vineyard Floor Management: Steel in the Field

Vineyard floor management often includes mechanical treatments. Historically, cultivation was the primary method to control weeds on the vineyard floor. 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 for vineyard floor management requires  practice, experimentation, and patience.

This tailgate on vineyard floor management 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.