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Cover crops are essential for #soil health and varieties of white clover, peanut plants and alfa-alfa are demonstrated at our Knowledge Park.

The cover #crop green manure is grown to fertilize and build soil and to add organic matter. This can also act as mulch to improve #soil physical properties and texture, prevent erosion, increase moisture retention and stop weed growth. Cover crops can be seeded in just one bed or can be grown and gradually spread across entire areas where cover is needed.

The most suitable species for cover crop are clover, bean, vetch, alfa-alfa, winter rye, sorghum and buckwheat.

 

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