A comparison of Soil Moisture levels over the past 5 years in McLaren Vale. Whilst soil moisture is observed and acted on constantly throughout key growth / crop stages it can be overlooked after harvest. Alot happens between harvest and budburst, for example winter full points, waterlogging, leaching events (salt and nutrients), mid row crop water use.
This is the period where your mid row crop really does its job so the treatment type and crop type will help determine the next season.
After reading an interesting article titled ” Managing vineyards after a wet winter and spring”
Makes you wonder how the extended version “Managing vineyards after a wet autumn, winter and spring may read. (think soil biology)
IPV has been doing a mid row cover crop trial over last season based on two mid row treatments, its now entering its winter period, there is also another midrow trial starting in the next six weeks in another location looking at 3 different mid row crops.