Compost Under Vine Spreads Benefits

28 April 2017

Demonstrating farming practices
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Date(s) - 28 April 2017
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Balnarring Public Hall

Three vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula have been trialling compost mulch under vines to gather data on the benefits to both soils and grape quality. Does the compost reduce vine stress on extreme heat days? What improvements does compost make to soil condition?

These trials have now been completed and we have measured and analysed three years of data.

At this event, the final results will be presented, highlighting the benefits to soil health and recent canopy  assessments and winegrape quality.

Guest speaker – Declan McDonald

Declan has spent many years conducting compost  trials and has a wealth of analytical knowledge on its use and benefits. Declan will present his interpretation of the results over 3 years and discuss best management practices for growers as a result of these trials.


Free event. Afternoon tea provided.
Registrations essential via EventArc.

Further information

Peter Ronalds (Western Port Catchment Landcare Network) on 0402 650 382 or
Karen Thomas (Regional Landcare Facilitator PPWCMA) on 0427 480 170 or
This project is supported by Port Phillip and Westernport CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
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