Definition of green manure in English:

green manure

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[mass noun]
  • A fertilizer consisting of growing plants that are ploughed back into the soil.
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    • Stephen Leblanc uses cow manure, green manure and crop rotation to ensure nutrient-rich soil for his rapeseed crop.
    • Under organic management, fields received cover crop green manure as well as periodic dairy manure applications.
    • Out of these sources only farmyard manure and green manure are widely used.

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