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Maurice Deasy explaining incorporating cover crops into the soil

Maurice’s overwintered cover crop of mustard and radish is now ready to be incorporated into the soil. Cover crops are used to protect the soil from erosion over the winter, and by incorporating them into the soil before you sow, you add organic matter which allows for a slow release of nitrogen to the crops you will be growing. Here Maurice explains more about this practice. 

Cover Crops

Maurice's Cover Crops

Maurice's farm is in the Lower Shannon water catchment in Tipperary. He is moving away from conventional tillage methods and adopting the regenerative practice of cover crops. Here he explains more.

Hands & Soil

Our Funding Partners

The Soil Biodiversity Literacy and Enhancement project is an EIP (European Innovation Partnership) project being administered by The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The Project is funded by the EU Recovery Instrument Funding under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2022