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Planting with wider row spacing than normal provides room for catch crops which in turn has several benefits. Scientists are investigating the new row cropping system. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.02.01 |

Nitrogen in - weeds out

High and stable yields can be achieved in organic crop farming by growing legume-based catch crops in the row space between agricultural crop rows. The method can reduce weeds and supply nitrogen for agricultural crops and may also reduce nitrogen leaching and increase carbon storage in soil.