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Vol. 6, Issue 12 (2017)

Role of cover crops in improving intensively exploited soils in agriculture: A review

Author(s):
Harrajdeep Kaur, Kamaljit Kaur, JS Kang and Harmeet Singh
Abstract:
Cover crops are helpful in sustaining the once fertile soils that has been exploited scientifically to produce more food for the population. Cover crops are the plants that are grown for protection and enrichment of soil, managing soil erosion, maintaining soil fertility, smothering weeds, enhance water availability, help to control pest and diseases and to increase microbial biodiversity in the soil environment. Naturally with benefits comes the Limitations of cover crops and pose some small problems.
Pages: 457-462  |  513 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Harrajdeep Kaur, Kamaljit Kaur, JS Kang, Harmeet Singh. Role of cover crops in improving intensively exploited soils in agriculture: A review. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(12):457-462.
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