Green cover

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Cover crops, Catch crops
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Green cover (including cover crops or catch crops) refers to crops planted in late summer or autumn, usually on arable land, to protect the soil, which would otherwise lie bare during the winter, against wind and water erosion.ᅠ Green cover crops also improve the structure of the soil, diversify the cropping system, and mitigate the loss of soluble nutrients.
- Based on Stella definitions, adapted by NWRM project experts and validated by the European Commission

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Last updated: 02 Jun 2016 | Top