|Cover crops -- not weeds -- are growing in almond orchards.|
|A cover crop can be good for hone bees. (UC IPM photo)|
- Allows water to soak into the ground and keeps the soil from washing away. Producing less run-off improves water quality downstream.
- Controls weeds and keeps the soil from drying out. This creates firmer ground for better access to the orchard in the fall and winter.
|Clovers are among the popular selection for cover crops.|