Drilling cover crops in a field © Tim Scrivener
Cover crops have a valuable role in helping prevent soils from slumping over winter and contributing to organic matter levels. They can also help with weed control, including blackgrass, and capture nutrients that otherwise would be lost to leaching over winter. But care is needed a getting it wrong can prove costly, such as choosing species that will harbour disease and pests that will dent yields in the following crop. Then there are practical issue of seed separation when drilling […]
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