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Upcoming Webinar: Cover Crops in Vineyards: Planting the Seeds for Vineyard Floor Management

Date: Friday May 21, 2021 11:30 AM-1:30 pm

Cover crop in vineyard

Cover crops play an important role in vineyards by reducing erosion, add nitrogen, and improving soil health, soil tilth and water penetration. Choosing the best cover crop for your vineyard will depend on your goal (i.e. managing vigour, improving soil structure, weed control etc.), environmental conditions (i.e. duration of growing season),  production practices (burying vines), and economics (cost of seed and maintenance).

This webinar will present information on recent research on the use of cover crops in vineyards (between rows and underneath vines), and will provide growers with the opportunity to learn more about options for cover crop use in vineyards.


11:30-11:35 Welcome-Introduction-Anne Verhallen, Soil Management Specialist, OMAFRA

11:35-12:05 Undervine cover crops in vineyards-Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel, Cornell University

12:05-12:35 Getting ready for climate change: exploring cover crops and other techniques to deal with extremes-Dr. Liette Vasseur, Heather VanVolkenburg and Habib Ben Kalifa, Brock University

12:35-1:05 Selecting cover crops for vineyards in Okanagan Valley using a multicriteria decision making tool- Dr. Mehdi Sharifi, AAFC

1:05-1:30 Cover Crop Questions and Discussion (Anne Verhallen moderates)

How to register for the meeting:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: May 21, 2021 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

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