Effects of mulching with vineyard and winery waste on soil fungi and botrytis bunch rot in Marlborough vineyards.

  title={Effects of mulching with vineyard and winery waste on soil fungi and botrytis bunch rot in Marlborough vineyards.},
  author={Dion C. Mundy and R. H. Agnew},
  journal={New Zealand Plant Protection},
Field trials were established in four vineyards in January 1999 to evaluate the effects of four mulch mixtures containing vineyard and winery wastes, on different soil and plant parameters. The effect of mulch treatment on numbers of colony forming units of soil fungi was assessed using soil dilution plating. During 3 years (1999-2002) the numbers of soil fungi tended to be higher in soil sampled from under mulch-treated plots than in soil from non-mulched plots. The effect of mulches on… 

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