Cover crops

Coffee plantations with one row showing bare earth and the next row showing green cover crops.

Multispecies cover crops in subtropical horticultural plantations

Multispecies cover crops have been a hot topic of conversation in the world of horticulture, due to their perceived ability to sequester carbon, break up the soil with large tap roots and improve biodiversity on farms. But where is the proof this actually works? Southern Cross University’s Professor Terry Rose is at the forefront of […]

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Case Study: Laurel Park Avocados and Macadamias

Trial name: Multispecies cover crops in subtropical horticultural plantations Funding body: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Farmer: Tom Silver Main Crops: Avocados, Macadamias Farm name: Laurel Park Avocados and Macadamias About  Laurel Park Avocados and Macadamias is situated on the Alstonville Plateau, halfway between Ballina and Lismore. It covers roughly 15 hectares (nearly 40

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