by aditya abhishek
If you are a farmer who is looking for sustainable ways to grow your farm, then you should definitely understand and follow the process of green manuring.
It is practice of growing leguminous crops such as sunnhemp, dhaincha, cowpea. etc. to incorporate them into the soil while they are still green & actively growing.
Crops such as Sunhemp, Dhaincha, Sesbania, Cowpea, Cluster beans, etc. are considered best for green manuring as they are rich in nutrients.
Practicing green manuring helps in improving soil structure, water holding capacity & in decreasing soil erosion.
Plant green manure crops as cover crops, let them grow for a specific period till they develop robust root system & then till them or use them for mulching.
It also helps in reducing weed growth by outcompeting them for resources and disrupting pest life cycles, reducing the need for chemical interventions.
thanks for reading!