Managing cover crop residues in vegetable production
Cover crops are great tools for soil management. Their benefits can include improving soil structure and health, reducing erosion and weeds, adding nitrogen and contributing to weed and disease control.
Managing the transition from cover crop to cash crop is a key factor in determining the successful integration of cover crops into your farm. With cover crops able to produce more than 100 tonnes of fresh plant material per hectare, the transition needs to be well managed to prevent problems in the following cash crop.
The aim of this fact sheet is to outline key factors and the management options for the successful transition from cover to cash crop.