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Definition of green manure

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Definition as written by talinum:

A cover crop of annual plants grown to be dug into the soil at maturity to improve or restore its fertility. Most useful are some annual legumes. Legumes absorb nitrogen from the air and convert it to plant food. Rye grass is also used extensively. Green manures also improve soil texture.

Definition as written by Magpye:

A crop (such as rye grass) that is grown and then incorporated into the soil to increase soil fertility or organic matter content. Usually turned over into the soil a few weeks before new planting begins.

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