Sustainable Viticulturists Making Their Marc in Marlborough

Grape marc, the by-product of pressing grapes, can be dealt with easily in small quantities. With large acreages, Marlborough wineries are increasingly finding disposal of this substance problematic. Strict Council rules about disposal and storage further complicate the issue. Utilising grape marc as a soil conditioner is an option, but without additional material this substance […]

How Organic Matter Is Critical to Increasing Your ROI

Soil Health Consultants Explain the Importance of Organic Matter in Viticulture

Organic matter has a massive effect on the profitability in a vineyard and will only continue to increase in importance as we all want to increase our fruit quality and crop yields. When a new vineyard is planted up, we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, to increase the volume of grapes […]

Is The Cost Of Not Applying Compost Really $0?

The cost of not applying organic matter

When there are many ways to achieve a desired result of increasing organic matter, moisture retention and weed suppression, we often compare the costs of the ways we can obtain these results or solve the problems.   In fact the cost is often the first thought that comes into our mind.   We make decisions […]