cover crop

Unharvested crops grown for specific benefits. Cover crops are used for controlling erosion, preventing or breaking up hardpan soils, building organic matter, attracting beneficial insects, repelling damaging insects, setting nitrogen in the soil, preventing weed infestations, nematode management, and to address other issues. The list of plants being used as cover crops continues to grow.

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