DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE 'IN ROW' MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR IMPROVING WEED MANAGEMENT AND SOIL NITROGEN RETENTION
Crops Pathology and Genetics Research
Project Number: 5306-21220-005-04
Start Date: Apr 14, 2010
End Date: Apr 15, 2013
Develop alternative 'in row' weed management practices that both provide effective weed management, do not negatively impact grapevine growth and juice, and improve soil nitrogen (N) retention by minimizing inorganic N leaching and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions.
Frequent monitoring of weed establishment, bimonthly N2O emissions, and vine nutrient status. Specific periods of dynamic N transformations such as fertigation will be monitored to accomplish objectives.