cover crop definition

  • noun:
    • A crop, such as for example wintertime rye or clover, grown between durations of regular crop manufacturing to prevent earth erosion and offer humus or nitrogen.
    • Any of several plants planted between others so that you can avoid erosion and enhance soil quality (especially by the addition of nitrogen)
    • crop planted to stop soil erosion and provide green manure
    • the crop, like winter season rye or clover, grown between times of regular crop production to stop soil erosion and offer humus or nitrogen.
    • any one of several crops grown between other people so that you can prevent erosion and to improve earth high quality (especially with the addition of nitrogen)
    • crop planted to stop soil erosion and offer green manure
  • others:
    • A catch crop planted, esp. in orchards. as a protection toward earth in cold temperatures, and for the main benefit of the soil whenever plowed under in springtime.
    • A catch crop planted, esp. in orchards. as a protection towards earth in cold weather, as well as for the main benefit of the earth whenever plowed under in spring.

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