An Evaluation of Fall Planted Broad Leaf Cover Crops on Muck Soils
Many onion fields have been in continuous, unbroken production for decades. Insect and disease populations build up when no rotation is employed. Over the last few years, onion bulb mites have increased as a problem. It is felt the mites over-winter on the traditional grass cover crops of oats and barley. This study was an attempt to evaluate fall planted broad leaf cover crops. The fall planted covers we looked at were annual crimson clover, field peas, yellow mustard, hairy vetch and buckwheat.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Onions
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retrieved from: http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/grantspgm/projects/proj01/veg/mishanec2.pdf