Dec. 13: Manure or fertiliser?

Work in progress - Vineyards

The period of dormancy has arrived... The work in the vineyard consists in repairing trellising, cleaning out the buildings on rainy days and... putting down manure or fertiliser.While all farmers would agree that enriching the soil is important, not all of them would be in agreement about what should be added.If fertiliser is easier to use and gives the impression that the possible deficiency is being better targeted, composted sheep manure nevertheless achieves results that most fertilisers cannot obtain.It is true that manure takes longer to spread and also means that equipment needs repairing more often, as manure taken from the sheep pen sometimes contains stones which can break manure spreaders...But a mixture of straw and manure enables you to add so much microbic life to the soil...

Dec. 13: Manure or fertiliser?
Dec. 13: Manure or fertiliser?

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