Soil Health in the Vineyard

Ron Butler chatted with Mike about vineyard soil health for his piece in Midwest Wine Press this month:

“Soil health has been the buzz across agriculture for the past couple of years as USDA, soil scientists, conservationists, and input suppliers have dished the dirt to stoke this hot topic. Vineyard managers may wonder what the fuss is about. Many have been ahead of row crop farmers several years. After all, vineyard soil almost always presents challenges requiring attention. Even soils ideally matched to the wine grapes growing in them still need a lot of TLC to improve root habitat. From South Dakota to North Carolina, many growers are already in the soil health vanguard.”

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