Organic No-Till Living Mulch Cover Crops: Weed 'Em and Reap Part 2


Weed 'Em and Reap Part 2: Reduced tillage strategies for vegetable cropping systems [DVD]. A. Stone. 2006. Oregon State University Dept. of Horticulture. Corvallis, Oregon. Available at: (verified 17 Dec 2008).


Helen Atthowe, BioDesign Farm. Stevensville, MT.

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Cover Crops

The species of cover crops that I’ve used in my system are mainly legumes, mainly clovers. We’ve used Dutch white clover, Alsike clover, red clover, crimson clover, an annual clover called Berseem clover. I’ve also used a number of Australian medics, mainly because they’re drought resistant and they don’t require as much overhead irrigation to get them established. I’ve used snail medic and Parabinga medic. The seed has become somewhat expensive so I haven’t used those in the last few years.

Organic No-Till Living Mulch Cover Crops: Weed Em and Reap