Seeding Date & Cover Crop Management in South Africa's Wine Regions
Seedling date can be choosen considering the agroclimatic zone of the study and the consequent rainfall variability to promote plant growth under optimal conditions. Crop residues are left on the soil surface and cover crops may be needed if the gap is too long between harvesting one crop and establishing the next. Cover crops improve the stability of the CA system, not only on the improvement of soil properties but also for their capacity to promote an increased biodiversity in the agro-ecosystem.
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (BMP) - CNR
seedling date combined with cover crops