COVER CROP MIXTURES
BENEFITS OF COVER CROPS - ADDING VALUE
Why grow cover crops? The answer is simple: Although the cover crop does not produce a marketable product, its benefits for the succeeding crops are a good return on investment. So in short, cover crops increase farm profitability.
Cover crops provide multiple potential benefits to soil health and crops. Improves soil fertility and structure, adds nutrients and organic matter, Improves soil aeration, increases water infiltration and holding capacity, reduces soil erosion from wind and water, increases soil biodiversity by stimulating the growth of beneficial microbes and other soil organisms. However, not all cover crop species provide the same benefits. To multiply and diversify your cover crop benefits, plant mixtures.