4. Viticulture can be Modified to Provide Multiple Ecosystem Services

  1. Steve Wratten3,
  2. Harpinder Sandhu4,
  3. Ross Cullen5 and
  4. Robert Costanza6
  1. Sofia Orre-Gordon1,2,
  2. Marco Jacometti2,
  3. Jean Tompkins2 and
  4. Steve Wratten2

Published Online: 20 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118506271.ch4

Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes

Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes

How to Cite

Orre-Gordon, S., Jacometti, M., Tompkins, J. and Wratten, S. (2013) Viticulture can be Modified to Provide Multiple Ecosystem Services, in Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes (eds S. Wratten, H. Sandhu, R. Cullen and R. Costanza), A John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118506271.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Bio-Protection Research Centre Lincoln University, New Zealand

  2. 4

    School of the Environment Flinders University, Australia

  3. 5

    Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance Lincoln University, New Zealand

  4. 6

    Crawford School of Public Policy Australian National University, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Barbara Hardy Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

  2. 2

    Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170086

Online ISBN: 9781118506271



  • conservation biological control (CBC);
  • ecosystem services;
  • habitat modification;
  • pest management;
  • vineyards


The wine industry has an increasing importance to national economies and growers have responded by increasing the area of land devoted to wine grapes. Typically, vineyards are virtual monocultures which depend on high agrochemical input to control pest, disease and weed problems. This chapter covers different habitat modification methods deployed to enhance existing naturally occurring ecosystem services within vineyards in an attempt to reduce the reliance on synthetic chemicals and increase the sustainability of the wine production. It looks at how vineyards can be modified to enhance ecosystem services, especially that of conservation biological control (CBC) — a form of habitat manipulation to improve pest management. In vineyards the main focus of habitat manipulation work has been on the control of leafrollers and the fungus, Botrytis cinerea. Therefore, the main emphases of this chapter is given to these two problems and the management of them.