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GREEN MANURE | WHAT IS IT AND WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS

Green manure is a technique frequently used in agriculture which allows to enrich the soil of organic substance and it is particularly useful in vine cultivation.It is used to give the soil the nourishments of the planted spieces which will be cutted down and interred at the end of their growth. Thanks to green manure the soil is not only fertilized it is also more stable helping it to hold water and decreasing the erosion. There are also benefits in preventing parasites and weed. The choise of the type is very important in order to set the nourishments, it must be targetd and does not have to counteract the cultivation. In vine cultivation people normally prefer grasses which are more resistent, don’t require too much water and grow rapidly. It is, in any case, recommended to use more than one type in order to take advantage from different plants like for exsample Lolium, Festuca, Trifolium.

 

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