green manure


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green manure

n.
A growing crop, such as clover or grass, that is plowed under the soil to improve fertility.

green manure

n
1. (Agriculture) a growing crop that is ploughed under to enrich the soil
2. (Agriculture) manure that has not yet decomposed

green′ manure′


n.
1. a crop of growing plants, as clover and other nitrogen-fixing plants, plowed under to enrich the soil.
2. manure that has not undergone decay.
[1835–45]

green manure

A leafy crop, such as lupins or mustard, that is grown to dig back into the soil to enrich it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green manure - a growing crop that is plowed under to enrich soilgreen manure - a growing crop that is plowed under to enrich soil
manure - any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material
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To-day I have those three fields sown with Canada peas, and in the spring they shall be ploughed under for green manure.
Historically, green manure can be traced to the original fallow cycle of crop rotation, where we waited and alternated soil and crops.
One way to improve the condition of the soil is with cover crops also called green manures of fast-growing plants such as fava beans, vetch, and wheat.
And for some reason the green manure rye grass failed, so I have followed up with field beans, which can be composted in the spring, to keep the soil warmer, keep the worms alive, and gather nitrogen from the air all winter long.
The farmer takes his hat off, scratches his head and says "Well, all I got right now is green manure.
It is your last chance to sow the beautiful lavender scented flowers of Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia), a green manure, that will attract bees and beneficial insects.
Despite its name, green manure is not manure at all.
Coconut development board proposes to empanel suppliers of agricultural inputs sun hemp green manure seeds, urea, single super phosphate, muriate of potash, magnesium sulphate, borax, pheromone traps for red palm weevil, rhinoceros beetle,azadirachtin, hexaconazole, vegetable seeds for the integrated farming programme in karnataka for a period of two years ie; 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Finally, the so-called 'leaf radish' is gaining importance in Europe and South Africa as forage and green manure but is not known to be cultivated in tropical Africa.