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The vineyard

The major vineyard emissions can be attributed to
* Diesel fuel
* Electricity
* Chemicals for spray
* Fertilisers.

Strategies in management practices that would reduce emissions are:

  • Reduced tractor passes up and down the rows
    E.g. One pass does both
    E.g. Spraying and weed cultivation

  • Grow your own nitrogen fertiliser
    E.g. Use legumes as cover crops
    Reducing the water used in irrigation lines

Examples of future transitions In New Zealand include:
The use of electric tractors
Using bio-diesel

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