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Influence of Cover Crop Rotation and Conventional Practices on Grapevine Plant Growth and Weed Growth

Authors: Dennis N. Portz (Iowa State University) , Gail R. Nonnecke (Iowa State University)

  • Influence of Cover Crop Rotation and Conventional Practices on Grapevine Plant Growth and Weed Growth

    Horticulture Research Station

    Influence of Cover Crop Rotation and Conventional Practices on Grapevine Plant Growth and Weed Growth

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Abstract

Cover crops are used in rotation with cropping systems to improve soil quality and to suppress pests. Use of cover crops prior to replanting on sites with grape may provide a sustainable alternative to chemical pesticides and may maintain or improve soil quality. The objectives of this study were to investigate how cover crops affect weed and nematode populations and soil physical and chemical properties when used on replant sites with Vitis spp. (grape).

Keywords: Horticulture

How to Cite:

Portz, D. N. & Nonnecke, G. R., (2006) “Influence of Cover Crop Rotation and Conventional Practices on Grapevine Plant Growth and Weed Growth”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2005(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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