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"Catch crops are taking up CO2 from the atmosphere and when they die, they add more carbon to the soil," Guggenberger told DW.
Li X, Sorensen P, Li FC, Petersen SO, Olesen JE (2015) Quantifying biological nitrogen fixation of different catch crops, and residual effects of roots and tops on nitrogen uptake in barley using in-situ [sup.15]N labelling.
Legumes as a catch crop can reduce K and nitrate leaching (Askegaard and Eriksen, 2008) and act not only as a [N.sub.2] fixing crop but also use as a catch crop by taking up additional soil minerals N, P and K.
Good catch crops include radish, spring onion, spinach, oriental greens and lettuce.
It evaluates the administrative burden or red tape for farmers associated with support for activities such as training, diversification, modernisation, organic farming, crop rotation, reduction of fertilisers and catch crops. Recommendations to further reduce the administrative burden on farmers generally concern the practicalities of the implementation of the measures by member states.
Try out some catch crops of salads in pots or glasshouse soil.
SUMMER turnips are really useful catch crops, ideally grown in spaces between slower-growing veg which will need more space later on in the year.
Catch crops, grown in many countries' agrosystems, after main crop harvesting are designed to effectively utilise solar energy, reduce nutrient leaching and physical degradation of soil surface layer (Catt et al.
IF you always seem to have space between rows of veg on your veg plot, catch crops - which are small and fast-growing - are ideal when used as temporary space-fillers.
So it is on with harvesting and as soon as a little piece of ground is emptied it is filled with catch crops of quick growing vegetables such as radish, lettuce, beetroot and spring onions.
There is an age-old solution to the problem - the growing of catch crops.
Catch crops take up excess or residual nutrients remaining in the soil after harvest.
. VEGETABLES - don't forget to use the space between rows of slower growing crops with catch crops of lettuce, corn salad, land cress, radish and rocket.