Mar 17, 2022
Kelly Mulville, a veteran
agricultural consultant, is the Vineyard Director at Paicines Ranch
in San Benito County, California. For more than 25 years, Kelly has
been obtaining impressive results by merging his experience in
viticulture with his understanding of Allan Savory’s holistic
grazing management techniques. His approach to extended-season
vineyard livestock grazing and other ecological practices continue
to capture an audience of vineyard managers around the
Kelly and John discuss in this
- How Kelly developed practices
around incorporating sheep into his vineyard
- Flooring a wildlife biologist
with the bird population data on Kelly’s vineyard after
implementing new practices.
- The role plant-grazing animals
play in reducing insect pressures.
- Kelly’s cover cropping strategy
and how it has led to a diversity of 50 species of plants growing
in the vineyard.
- The specific holistic
management techniques inspired by Allan Savory’s work that have
contributed to vineyard success.
- The adaptability of these practices on other crops like nuts
and tree crops.