Flowers in Vineyards

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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flowers in vineyards, may be deliberately planted at row ends or even between rows as cover crops. Rose bushes at row ends are commonplace in the Médoc and, increasingly, elsewhere, either for aesthetic reasons or because they may act as early indicators of a powdery mildew attack. Flowers may also be planted between the rows as a pollen source to attract insects which are considered beneficial to vineyard ecosystems.