Cutting the barley and oats in the vineyards

The barley, oats and clover have grown and, as you can see in the video, the moment has finally arrived to cut them. In earlier posts, I explained why we planted grain between the rows of grape vines http://blog.rivetto.it/en/5671-why-is-there-barley-in-the-vineyards . In this one I want to explain the benefits that this method has for the vines, once the plants are cut.

Once cut, the barley and oats will create a soft bed of hay in between the rows, which will prevent light from penetrating through, and so there will be no grass and, most important of all, the ground will remain cool and damp. Another advantage is the reduction of fungi, or to be more prec