Benefits of Cover Crops
Updated: Mar 24, 2021
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, ideal for organic crop rotations and conventional systems.
However, not all cover crop species provide the same benefits. How can you best reap the multiple benefits of cover cropping with so many species to choose from? To multiply and diversify your cover crop benefits, plant mixtures.