Fallow Crops

Fallow Crops

 

plants sown in the fallow field of a crop rotation. The crops occupy the field during the first half of the summer. Fallow crops include mixtures of vetch or peas with oats, clover, sainfoin, potatoes, corn (early varieties), lupine, serradella, and other herbaceous plants used as green manure. After the crops are harvested, the soil is tilled.

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Although fallow crops can be expensive in terms of lost crop production because they are grown instead of a cash crop, the bottom line serves the land well.
Fallow crops certainly excel over a mass production of weeds that take over and invade the land.
First, consider whether a fallow crop requires taking land out of cash crop production for all or part of a season.
During a fallow period, land is allowed to "go wild" or soil-building fallow crops are sown.
These nitrogen-fixing trees are grown as a fallow crop, during the one more-or-less obligatory fallow period of the year: from February to April.