I have some land that has patches where it looks like the subsoil is exposed in my vineyard. I have a lot of options available to me but was curious as to how you would go about correcting this. Environment : 940m elevation, 800mm rain (consistent per month), basalt soils (with lots of little stones). Located in the southern highlands. Purpose : Used as a vineyard, was abandoned. Vines alive but unhealthy (no fruit set this season in this area). Area affected about 1.5ac. Condition : Native highland grasses with spotty coverage. Hillside with slight incline. Irrigation present but not currently functional. Possibility for minor erosion. Dam present so irrigation possible at some point. Vines leaves yellowed, most likely due to nitrogen deficiency. I have been investigating solutions, but so far have no concrete plan. Idea's include, a quick application of chook poop, followed by use of broadcasting a covercrop. I'm not sure which cover crop to use, nor how I can get it germinated without tilling. I would say getting carbon\organic bulk in to the soil is more important up front. I have also considered using straw mulch below the vines which would help with moisture and as it breaks down, adding N. Please go easy. First time 'farmer' here! Thoughts? Can this be done as no till?