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Cover Cropping For Vegetable Production

A Wealth of Information About Cover Cropping

Item Number: BF542

$24.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$24.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Cover crops are an important tool for vegetable growers to reduce soil erosion, filter water, enhance soil fertility and break the life cycles of plant pathogens and pests. Any grower who relies on cover crops—and anyone who is interested in learning more about them—will quickly learn to rely on this handbook’s information.

Rich with 17 detailed tables and 68 color photos, Cover Cropping for Vegetable Production is perhaps the most comprehensive, science-based book on cover cropping available to growers. The handbook brings together the expertise of more than 20 University of California experts in sustainable agriculture to plant pathology

What's inside:

  • Cover crops for vegetables and their uses
  • Effects of cover cropping on soil and water management
  • Effects of cover cropping on pest management
  • Cover cropping systems and economics

Softcover. 90 pages. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources 2011.

Characteristics

Book Format Softback Year Published 2011
Book Format Softback
Year Published 2011

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Articles

April 28, 2016 - Suzanne at Peaceful Valley
Cover crops planted in the fall are now growing like weeds. But now what do you do with them? They should be turned into Green Manure! Time the knock down of your cover crop to when you will be planting… read more »
September 17, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
When winter weather arrives, your topsoil will notice! No matter where you live, how mild your climate, or how landscaped your yard, your land is constantly being subjected to the forces of erosion. … read more »
September 4, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Myco-what? Pronounced my-coh-RYE-zay, scientists and gardeners both have been learning more in recent years about this fungus and how it benefits the garden and ecosystem.  But just what is it, and… read more »
September 19, 2014 - Peaceful Valley
Why Plant a Cover Crop? To provide erosion control. To build the soil’s organic matter and humus content and improve the structure. To increase the microbial activity and biomass in the topsoil and provide… read more »
May 26, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
The expression “companion planting” sounds like garden lore you should have learned at your grandmother’s knee, right? If you missed out, you can now get the 21st century update on the… read more »
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