Green Cover Crops

In Europe the tremendous benefits of cover crops are poorly understood by researchers, extensionists, and farmers alike. They are thought to be an unnecessary cost rather than an excellent means to: improve nutrient cycling, protect the soil, and hamper the development of weed and pest species in commercial cropping systems. Click on the left most slide and scroll through photos. Descriptions are listed under each photo. All photos by Geraghty Consulting except where otherwise credited.