Perennial Kura Clover Functions as Living Mulch
Scientists at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Soil and Water Management Research Unit are using perennial kura clover as a living mulch for annual row crops, reports High Plains Journal. The perennial clover helps fix nitrogen and prevent erosion, and it can live for decades, helping farmers avoid the cost of seeding annual cover crops. Researchers say it’s ideal for corn silage. Drawbacks are that the seed is hard to find and the clover is slow to establish.