Cover crops, also referred to as green manure crops, are planted as a break between commercial crops.

They are grown and incorporated back into the soil as they provide numerous farming system benefits.

This Guide to Brassica Biofumigant cover crops contains information to help vegetable growers understand how biofumigants work and manage them for optimum efficacy against soilborne disease pathogens such as basal rot (Sclerotium rolfsii), onion white rot (Sclerotium cepivorum), charcoal rot (Macrophomina phaseolina), white mould (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum), Rhizoctonia species and verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae).

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This work was funded by the Queensland Government and through the Hort Innovation-funded project Optimising cover cropping for the Australian vegetable industry (VG16068).