Living mulches: get involved!

Would you like to be involved in an on-farm field trial exploring living mulches: direct drilling cash crops into (semi)-permanent established stands of clover?

Living mulch

The aim – to get a better understanding of the potential for living mulches to contribute to reducing tillage in organic systems and reducing chemical inputs in conventional ones.

The No-till with Living Mulches Field Lab with Innovative Farmers demonstrated that:

  • The living mulches practice can provide excellent soil health benefits and an opportunity to reduce artificial inputs
  • There is still work required to perfect the system and reduce the current yield penalty
  • The system can be adopted both organically and non-organically

For more information see: Living Mulches: Final Report 2020-2022

If you would like to be involved, please contact Senior Crops Researcher Henny Lowth:

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