Cover crop

Grapes July 08, 2010 Print Friendly and PDF

Crop grown primarily to provide ground cover, prevent erosion, control weeds, or to improve soil properties, rather than provide a harvestable yield. Nearly any crop can be used as a cover crop, but some are more useful than others. For example, legumes such as clover and alfalfa can improve soil fertility.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.