No-Till? No Problem!

In addition to preparing for warming climates, wineries have an opportunity to help fight global warming by storing carbon. No-till agriculture shuns traditional methods that disrupt the soil and release its stored carbon into the air as carbon dioxide. Carbon Dioxide is one of the key heat-trapping gases that lead to global warming. More and more growers are incorporating no-till farming - which involves little soil cultivation and keeps more carbon in the ground. No-till has many benefits. It's really good on hillsides for preventing erosion, helps water infiltration because the roots sit in healthier, microbial-rich soils. And you can't beat this - it naturally keeps out pests!