Cover crops for vineyards, orchards and vegetables growers

A complete range of permanent or short-term cover crops for vineyards, orchards or market gardening.

Cover crops dedicated to specialised crops

The cover crops are nowadays essential for vineyards, orchards and vegetable crops. They place soil and agronomy in a central position and perfectly meet the new social expectations. 

Cérience offers you 2 very extensive range: 

  • Temporary cover crops: Chlorofiltre range 
  • Permanent cover crops: VIVER range 

For permanent cover crops, we give priority to perennial species such as alfalfa, white clover, or grasses such as tall fescue or ryegrass that have the ability to renew each year and ensure good soil coverage without competing too much with the crop.  

When it comes to temporary cover crops, vetches are particularly interesting because some varieties ensure a high and rapid biomass production with a rooting system allowing a good soil exploration. 
Some of our cover crops have a complementary action on the soil. For example, Viver Néma Contrôle is a natural way to control the fan leaf virus. In the same way, Viver Cavaillon which is to be sown under the row is an alternative solution for soil management without herbicide.

Controlled agronomic benefits

Cover crops is now a fully mastered technique adapted to each plot (pedoclimatic situation, nitrogen needs, water balance, destruction, etc.) with a choice of low competition species .  

For conventional or organic farming, the many benefits of the cover crops are no longer to be demonstrated: protection against soil compaction and erosion, improvement of soil structure, organic matter improvment, trapping of nitrogen, release of fertilising elements, wildlife protection, etc. Cover crops is also an adequate response to restrictions on herbicide use; permanent cover crops is a smart solution for weed control.