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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Restoring management practices in Tuscan organic vineyards and impact on soil mesostigmatid mites

Research centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Firenze, Italy
CNR-IBE - Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Firenze, Italy
Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Firenze, Italy
Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Firenze, Italy
Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Firenze, Italy
Research centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Firenze, Italy
Research centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Firenze, Italy
Research centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Firenze, Italy
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Portici Naples, Italy
Research centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Firenze, Italy
organic viticulture soil mesofauna Good Agronomic Practices biodiversity

Abstract

Soil fauna actively contributes to drive crucial processes of energy and nutrient cycling in agricultural systems, to influence the quality of crops and pest incidence. Soil tillage can be absolutely considered as one of the most influential agricultural manipulations of soil structure and has a profound influence on soil biology and its provision of ecosystem services. Understanding the effects of different tillage intensities is of interest not only to the scientific community but also to farmers, practitioners, policymakers, and agricultural consultants. As the long-term evidence in degraded vineyard soils, EU and FAO highly recommend inter-row practices basing on sustainable managements and good agronomic practices (GAPs) to re-install soil functionality. In this study, we aimed at evaluating effects of different GAP practices that can improve soil recovering on some soil quality indicators, with emphasis to edaphic mesostigmatid mites.

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