Adopt Low Smoke Burning Methods: NVG's Vineyard Burning Task Force developed a 6-step approach to help preserve air quality by significantly reducing the amount of smoke generated in Napa County due to agricultural burns. The result is a virtually smoke-free burn.
Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use IPM techniques to minimize the use of chemical pesticides. This approach involves monitoring and managing pests through a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and chemical controls.
Plant Cover Crops: Planting cover crops between rows helps reduce soil erosion and dust. These cover crops can also help improve soil health and reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers.
Comply with Regulations: Comply with local, state, and federal regulations related to air quality and agricultural practices. Stay informed about any updates or changes to regulations that may affect vineyard operations.