Farm

Horticulture Station

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

Rotations of cover crops with cropping systems have been found to improve soil quality, reduce erosion, and suppress pests such as nematodes and weeds. Cover crops can provide a sustainable alternative to chemical pesticides by reducing pest accumulation, while preventing the degradation of soil structure. The objective of this study was to investigate how different cover crops affect weed and nematode populations and soil physical, chemical and biological properties when used in replant sites with Vitis spp. (grape) compared with conventional tillage or herbicide treatment.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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