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N2O reduction

N2O reduction

  • Cover crop technology

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    Technology
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    Cover crops are fast growing crops such as winter rye and clovers that are planted between periods of regular crop cultivation. By covering the soil surface, they protect the soil from erosion, and if leguminous, they fix nitrogen. Later, when ploughed under, they provide humus and carbon to the soil, as well as nitrogen for the subsequent crop.