Green Manure Crops

Key Points:

  1. A green manure is a crop that is planted as part of your crop rotation

  2. Green manure crops are grown to be ploughed into the soil, not to be harvested
  3. There are many different types of green
    manure crops: legumes, broadleaf and

  4. Green manure crops are an excellent way to:
    • Increase soil organic matter
    • Recover nutrients otherwise lost by leaching
    • Free Nitrogen from Legume crops
    • Control weeds between crops
    • Control plant pests & diseases

Matters of Facts #10 Garden Symphylid, November 2003
No.09 download pdf 86kb

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