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cover crop

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Definition of cover crop in English:

noun

A crop grown for the protection and enrichment of the soil.
Example sentences
  • 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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