By Kori ~ October 16th, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is cover crop.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™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.
Laymanâ€™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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