CONSERVING OF THE RESOURCES

Healthy soils and advantages of the cover crops

  • 1 University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev", Bulgaria

Abstract

Cover crops (green manure) brings not only immediate advantages like slowing erosion, suppressing weed growth, improving soil structure, increasing nutrients and water content and hindering some pests but also long term ones like decreasing erоsion, air pollution, investment in mineral fertilizers and herbicides and increasing microbiological activity. The paper gives examples of good practices both for whole and row-crop grains. It also suggest a useful crop rotation for a period of five years.

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