Losada uses the plant cover in its crops as part of the traditional practices that have been used for years. The use of living plant covers in various crops like olives, almond or vineyards have excellent results in terms of soil and water conservation.
“The main objective of the use of plant cover is the conservation of the soil, improving its stability and protecting it from erosion. Tillage, the most widely used process by the growers’ crop system, is the system that causes the greatest loss of soil. The plant covers, that the abolition of the tillage entails and its effect on runoff, are considered the most effective way of combating erosion.”.
We could include among its advantages: ;
– Reduction of production costs..
– Less fuel consumption..
-Improvement of the soil structure (reducing erosion of the soil by up to 95%).
– Reducing the incorporation of fertilisers and plant protection products to the river channels and reservoirs.
– Encouraging the increase of biodiversity for protective effects, the food that provides its own cover and the absence of work on the ground to prevent the activity of birds and mammals.