Wine Word of the Week: Cover crop



By Kori ~ October 16th, 2010.

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is cover crop.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Cover crop is a crop of plants other than vines established in the vineyard, typically between the rows, generally for the benefit of the vineyard soil.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Cover crop is a crop of plants often planted in a vineyard between the rows, mostly for the benefit of soil quality and fertility.


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