Although we often use the term "cover crop" to describe any non-food crop grown to benefit the soil, the term "green manure" is specifically applied to crops grown to be plowed under. Green manure crops are typically annuals, such as the soil builder mixes, vetches, and bell beans.
Most seed classified as green manure adds significant amounts of nitrogen and organic matter to the soil. Green manure crops are beneficial because they help to improve soil structure, increase water infiltration and retention, suppress weeds, and provide nutrients for future crops.
In addition, growing green manure crops can help to break up compacted soils and reduce the risk of erosion. As a result, green manures play an essential role in sustainable agriculture.
Green manure crops are typically annuals, such as the Soil Builder Mixes, Vetches, and Bell Beans. Most seed that is classified as Green Manure adds significant amounts of nitrogen and organic matter to the soil.
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