How to use clovers as cover crops

publication date: Sep 1, 2014
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Pam DawlingThere are many types of clover used to discourage weeds, add nitrogen and biomass to the soil, and prevent erosion. In addition, clovers attract beneficial insects and reduce aphids. The main uses for clovers are: as overwinter cover crops; green fallow (full-year cover crops); undersown in existing food crops; and no-till or reduced-till crop sowings in standing clover. I’ll talk about each of the uses we have tried, and look at the various types of clover and their requirements.


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