Video: Testing Cover Crops in New Mexico Vineyards

October 31, 2022

Watch our newest video describing this Western SARE funded work - Miranda Kersten, IPM Program and Gill Giese, Viticulture of New Mexico State University describe their work promoting putting cover crops in vineyards. The research will demonstrate how to ensure the cover crops successfully grow and flower so that they attract pollinators and provide additional benefits to farmers. Additional benefits include preventing soil erosion, increasing organic matter in the soil, keeping dust down, among others. The addition of flowers in the vineyard is attractive to customers who visit to directly buy the wine, adding to the farmers' bottom-line.

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Topics: Agritourism, Cover Crops, Grapes, Integrated Pest Management, Pollinator Habitat, Soil Quality/Health
Related Locations: New Mexico, West