A crop grown for the protection and enrichment of the soil.
- When used as a winter cover crop or a green manure crop, it should be seeded in early September.
- Originally these plants were meant to serve only as a cover crop, enriching the soil with nitrogen and biomass.
- The next crop planted after the cover crop can use this readily available nitrogen.
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