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
- 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.