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Undervine cover cropping for healthy and productive soils

This project will investigate the growth of cover crops below the vine which are both beneficial to the soil and the vine while competing with or suppressing the growth of weeds. The project will quantify the impacts of undervine cover crops, including biofumigant cover crops (e.g. for nematode suppression), on wider soil microbial communities and the ecosystem services (e.g. nutrient cycling) they provide, and important plant pathogenic nematodes.

Project date

1 Jul 2018-30 Oct 2020
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Cavagnaro, Timothy

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Fruits Other rural industries Wine

Wine Australia

Wine Australia helps foster and encourage profitable, resilient and sustainable Australian winegrape and wine businesses by investing in research and …

Multiple industries
Fruits Other rural industries Wine
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