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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 The application of soil biological indicators to support soil conservation practices and landscape quality in viticulture

The application of soil biological indicators to support soil conservation practices and landscape quality in viticulture


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Le but de notre travail a été d’étudier l’influence de différents systèmes de la gestion du sol en viticulture sur des paramètres biologiques de sol comme indicateurs de la protection et de la qualité du sol. La conservation de sol est indispensable pour une viticulture durable et la protection du terroir. Nos résultats ont montré, que la matière organique et la biomasse microbienne du sol sont des indicateurs pour l’efficacité des techniques de conservation du sol. L’activité biologique du sol peut être soutenu par l’enherbement ou l’amendement des résidus organique. Même des herbicides de post-levée, utilisés dans une manière raisonnable, peuvent être utilisés pour les buts de la conservation du sol. Des systèmes efficaces de la gestion du sol et une qualité du sol élevée sont un préalable à la protection du paysage et l’environnement. La qualité de paysage traite l’aspect visuel de l’environnement. Les aspects de la qualité du paysage devraient devenir plus importants comme composant du terroir.

The aim of our work was to investigate the influence of different soil management systems in viticulture on soil biological parameters as indicators for soil conservation and soil quality. Soil conservation is indispensable for a sustainable viticulture and the protection of the terroir.
Our results showed, that soil organic matter and soil microbial biomass are good indicators for the efficacy of soil conservation techniques. Soil biological activity can by supported by green cover or application of organic material. Also post-emergence herbicides, used in a reasonable way, can be employed for the goals of soil conservation. Efficient soil management systems and high soil quality are a prerequisite for the protection of the landscape and the environment. Landscape quality deals with the visual appearance of the environment. A high quality of the landscape should become more important as a component of the terroir


Publication date: January 12, 2022

Issue: Terroir 2004

Type: Article


S. Reuter

Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum, DLR Rheinpfalz, Breitenweg 71, D-67435 Neustadt a.d. Weinstraße, Germany

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 Soil management, soil biology, soil conservation, terroir, landscape


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