Orchard cover crops

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  1. Natasha Taylor

    Natasha Taylor New Member

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    I am looking for plant species names for a mixed perennial cover crop in a mixed orchard. I would like deep roots plants that only have an above ground growth to 6". I would also like a mix of warm and cool season plants, a mix of grasses and broadleaf plants, and I would like to include as many native species as possible. Any suggestions? This orchard is in the Comox Valley (east coast of Vancouver Island), BC. Thanks.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    The cover crop selection tool from DLF Pickseed may provide you with some information: Cover Crops. They also have a section for native seed: Native Seed.

    There is also this tool but it's for Easter Canada: Cover Crops Decision Tool - Vegetable Production. Nevertheless you may be able to glean some information on the characteristics and suitability of a cover crop to a particular environment.

    Cover crop attributes can also be found in this seed catalog: Cover Crops Seeds.
     
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    Thanks for the resources!!
     

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