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Under-vine vegetation in vineyards

Background In vineyards, the under-vine area is managed to control vegetation growth and to reduce the competing effect of growing plants on vines and fruit development. Applied under-vine management methods are the application of herbicides, soil tillage or the...

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Effect of sheep grazing in vineyards

Researchers carried out a field experiment in a Mediterranean climate vineyard of the Central Coast of California to investigate the short-term effects of grazing in combination with tillage on soil C, N and GHG emissions. Sheep grazing is increasingly being...

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Enhancing diversity of pollinators and beneficial insects

Background and aim: Modern, intensive agricultural practices have been attributed to the loss of insect biodiversity and abundance in agroecosystems for the last 80 years. The aim of this work was to test whether there are statistically significant differences in...

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