7 Benefits of Adding Jeffries Compost and Mulch To Your Vineyards
Improve Your Plants Disease Resistance: Adding compost to soil improves soil physical and chemical properties and increases the number and diversity of bacteria and fungi in the soil.
Increase Your Soil Biota: Amending your soil with quality compost that conforms to the Australian Standard (AS4454) will boost the populations of naturally-occurring bacteria and fungi that can suppress the organisms that cause disease.
Add Plant Available Nutrients: Jeffries Organic Compost increases the amount of nutrients that are available to plants and steadily releasing nutrients over time.
Lower Soil Temperatures in Summer: Vines are more resilient in hot weather events.
Buffer Soil Temepratures Throughout The Year: Soil temperature under mulch is less extreme and less variable than bare earth.
Improve Bunch Weights: Barossa Valley Case Study showed that bunch weights were higher in vines with mulch.
Improve Fruit Quality: Soil with mulch layer appeared to have better rainfall permeability during winter - all sites with mulch reached field capacity before vines without mulch.