25 .Apr.2016

Why Grow a Cover Crop?

Improve your soil health with the use of cover crops

Cover Crops do not produce a marketable product, they benefit the soil for the succeeding crops and are a good return on investment. They are beneficial to the soil by:

  • improving soil health by adding organic matter to the soil
  • increasing biological activity
  • improving soil structure
  • reducing soil erosion and run off
  • supressing weeds and reducing leaching
  • increasing the supply of nutrients available to the next crop (particularly by adding nitrogen by fixation)
  • nematode control
  • counting towards EFA points

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