The Holdaways have been extensively cover cropping since 2018, starting with every second row to ensure there was a row clear for tractors to drive down.
Articles that may be of interest
The effectiveness of tillage and cover crops
Alistair Nesbitt reviews a recent paper studying the effects of growing cover crops and avoiding tilling on a range of different soil types to determine the effect on carbon storage in the soil
Jamie Goode’s new book “Regenerative Viticulture”
Viticulture faces a turning point. We are beginning to realise that the way wine grapes are being grown is not truly sustainable
VidaCycle Regenerative Viticulture Series #2: Regenerative experiments in a UK vineyard; RegenBen with Abby Rose
Ben Taylor-Davies a.k.a. “RegenBen”, a 2016 Nuffield Scholar with a vineyard in Herefordshire and with a passion for regenerative viticulture interviewed by Abby Rose.
Minimising Disturbance Under-Vine at Greystone Wines
Greystone Wines now see the use of under vine cultivation as a transitional tool on their journey from a conventional system to regenerative organic. Cultivation was creating erosion risks and increased the prevalence of deep rooted woody weed such as mellow which were difficult to manage.
New group promotes regenerative viticulture in climate battle
Rupert Joy covers the launch of the RVF in this article from Decanter
Setting up and implementing result-based carbon farming mechanisms in the EU
The EU has published this technical guidance on implementing a carbon farming mechanism in the EU. Opportunities and challenges are identified, based on analysis of EU carbon farming schemes implemented or trialled over recent decades.
Defining and Managing for Healthy Vineyard Soils, Intersections With the Concept of Terroir
An academic review showing that the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of soil health overlap clearly with the soil related aspects of terroir.
Wineries Devoted To Sustainability Are Becoming The Rule, Not The Exception
A Forbes article detailing various wine brands making inroads into sustainable and regenerative winegrowing.