Soil

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Soil is an important factor in determining vine vigor and grape quality. Soils can vary significantly within a vineyard.

[edit] Overview

Soils affect a vine's ability to access water and nutrients. Growers should understand the soil structure of their vineyards:

  • Soil texture
  • Surface
  • Color
  • depth

A soil management plan will allow growers to affect the following elements of soil:

  • acidity
  • salinity
  • sodicity
  • compaction
  • erosion
  • water concentration

[edit] Points to Consider in Soil Management

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