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Austrian winter peas: last-chance cover crop

publication date: Oct 1, 2014
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In the last issue of GFM, I wrote about using clovers as cover crops. If you are looking for a legume that can be sownseveral weeks later in the fall than clovers, Austrian winter peas could fit the bill. Like clovers, they will discourage weeds, add nitrogen and biomass to the soil and prevent erosion. When flowering, Austrian winter peas also attract beneficial insects (especially honeybees) and reduce aphids.

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