Chapter 11 : Perennial cover crops

Perennial cover crops provide a permanent covering protecting and nourishing the soil over the entire year. They help maximize the amount of biomass produced by the land while protecting it from soil erosion. Their natural degradation provides fertilizer for the soil, while they can be cut before planting to allow for the growth of cash crops. Their presence also serves as a natural barrier to weed growth, reducing the need for the use of herbicides.