catch crop

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A fast-growing plant which is intercropped between the rows of the main crop, often used as green manure. Dressel (1992) Proc. 2nd Gumpensteiner Lysimeter Day (in German), shows that the use of a catch crop instead of fertilizer can reduce nitrate discharge by up to 50%.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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