Good crops, and an end to soil damage

Dr Richard Stirzaker from CSIRO's Division of Plant Industry has developed an effective approach to sustainable horticulture based on controlled crop rotation, using the clover as in situ mulch. This system combines the benefits of not tilling the soil (protecting it from the sort of degradation tillage produces) and the formation of biopores and mulching (controlling weeds and erosion; protecting the soil from overheating; and reducting evaporation).

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