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Restoring soil functionality in degraded areas within vineyards by organic treatments: the experimental layout of the RESOLVE Core-organic+ project

D'Avino, L.; Priori, S.; Schroers, H.J.; Tangolar, S.; Tardaguila, J.; Giffard, B.; Fantappiè, M. and Costantini, E.A.C. (2018) Restoring soil functionality in degraded areas within vineyards by organic treatments: the experimental layout of the RESOLVE Core-organic+ project. EQA – Environmental quality, 30, pp. 37-48.

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Summary

Degraded areas are frequent in vineyards, even if managed by organic farming, mainly caused by soil truncation, soil erosion, or salts enrichment. Recovering strategies implemented in 19 degraded vineyards in 5 countries within the RESOLVE project concerned: (i) composted organic amendments, or seeding of cover crops (including legumes) for (ii) green manure or (iii) dry mulch. The relationships between vineyard management and pedo-climatic conditions are useful to better understand other contributions dealing with RESOLVE project reported in the present special issue. The results suggested that the nature of degradation requires optimum seedbed preparation to grow green manure crops. Whereas dry mulching plants needs less tillage operations (neither incorporation nor sowing, if self-reseeding plants), helping the recovery of soil functionality. The potential soil erosion by water was esteemed for the 38 plots, confirming that is a common agent of land degradation in vineyards.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:organic agriculture; viticulture; cover crops; organic amendment; compost; USLE
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Soil > Soil quality
Soil
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries > Viticulture
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > ReSolVe
ISSN:2281-4485
DOI:10.6092/issn.2281-4485/7917
Deposited By: Priori, Simone
ID Code:33461
Deposited On:04 Jul 2018 09:52
Last Modified:04 Jul 2018 09:52
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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