The importance and benefits of having cover crops is receiving an increasing amount of attention - especially in South Africa where solar radiation and so evaporation is very high and water resources are scarce. Increasing input prices, specifically fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides drives this practice, as well as an increasing awareness on the importance of good soil health and structure.
Why Cover Crop?
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This page will provide you with useful information on cover crops: