Agricultural Practices

Hedgerows for Auxiliary Fauna

Hedgerows for Auxiliary Fauna

To help increase the numbers of auxiliary fauna that help control pests and future equilibrium, we planted hedgerows throughout the vineyard.

Before doing so, the existing pests were catalogued (spider mite, green leafhopper, grape berry moth, citrus mealybug), as were their main predators (auxiliary fauna). After this, we assessed the most appropriate (host) plants to attract these species, which extend up to 50 metres from where they are planted.

We then planted rows of the following species within the vineyard: briar, honeysuckle, rubus, wild blackthorn, laurestine, pomegranate trees, laurel trees, Mediterranean buckthorn and elderberry.