Green Manure Crops Photo Gallery

Using Green Manure Cover Crops:

Seeding a green manure cover crop (spring planted winter wheat) between rows in a widely spaced vegetable crop.

 

 

 

Green manure crop (spring planted winter wheat) emerging between the rows of a widely spaced vegetable crop (pumpkins).

 

 

Spring planted winter wheat cover crop thriving between rows of a widely spaced vegetable crop (pumpkins).

 

 

Pumpkins struggle to vine-out into space between rows if the space is planted down to a green manure crop (spring planted winter wheat).

 

 

Using directed sprays of non-selective herbicides to kill down green manure planted between rows of a widely spaced vegetable crop.

 

 

 

Pumpkins readily vine-out into space between rows if the open space is kept free of weeds via tillage or using herbicides.

 

 

Other Benefits of Green Manure Cover Crops:

Pumpkin resting directly on the soil in treatments where herbicides used to control all plant growth between crop rows. Direct contact with soil can facilitate disease.

 

 

Pumpkins resting on the mat of dead plant material left after green manure crops growing between crop rows were sprayed out. Some protection from soil borne disease.

 

 

Other Options for Control of Weeds Between Crop Rows:

Shielded sprayer used to apply herbicides between crop rows.

 

 

Tillage as an option for weed control between rows of widely spaced vegetable crops.

 

 

 

Weed growth between rows of a widely spaced vegetable crop (pumpkins)

 

 

Effective weed control provided by herbicides applied between rows in a widely spaced vegetable crop.