Cover Crops

Some articles on cover crops, crop, cover crop, cover, crops:

Cover Crop - Diversity and Wildlife
... Although cover crops are normally used to serve one of the above discussed purposes, they often simultaneously improve farm habitat for wildlife ... The use of cover crops adds at least one more dimension of plant diversity to a cash crop rotation ... Since the cover crop is typically not a crop of value, its management is usually less intensive, providing a window of “soft” human influence on the farm ...
Cover Crop - Weed Management
... Thick cover crop stands often compete well with weeds during the cover crop growth period, and can prevent most germinated weed seeds from completing their life cycle and ... If the cover crop is left on the soil surface rather than incorporated into the soil as a green manure after its growth is terminated, it can form a nearly ... energy for growth before building the necessary structural capacity to break through the cover crop mulch layer ...
Arbuscular Mycorrhiza - Agriculture - Perennialized Cropping Systems
... Cover crops are grown in the fall, winter, and spring, covering the soil during periods when it would commonly be left without a cover of growing plants ... Mycorrhizal cover crops can be used to improve the mycorrhizal inoculum potential and hyphal network (Kabir and Koide 2000, Boswell et al.1998 ... Growing a cover crop extends the time for AM growth into the autumn, winter, and spring ...
Cover Crop - Pest Management
... Some cover crops are used as so-called "trap crops", to attract pests away from the crop of value and toward what the pest sees as a more favorable habitat (Shelton ... Trap crop areas can be established within crops, within farms, or within landscapes ... In many cases the trap crop is grown during the same season as the food crop being produced ...

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