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Flora management: Plant cover

Mª Milagros Saavedra

IFAPA – Junta de Andalucia

Diversity of flora in olive crops
The flora found in olive crops is highly diverse in terms of origin, phenology and taxonomy. The management of this flora is often problematic.
Current crop problems
There are currently 3 serious problems associated with soil management: erosion, compaction and verticillium wilt.
The role of cover crops in resolving olive crop problems
The use of properly managed cover crops can provide a cost-effective way to mitigate these serious problems, as well as other additional benefits for both soil and plant. Accordingly, several different types of cover crops and short, medium and long-term management and implementation strategies, depending on the species, have been developed and evaluated. Species considered include grasses, crucifers, legumes and bryophytes, in addition to spontaneous species. In this context herbicides are considered one more tool upon which the farmer depends for proper soil management.

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