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SL-242: Cover Crop Benefits for South Florida Commercial Vegetable Producers

Figure 1. Example of a cover crop, Centrosema macrocarpum, grown between banana plants in Tarapoto, Peru. Attempts at intercropping cover crops in a tropical fruit grove were unsuccessful in south Florida. However, citrus growers in southwest Florida have successfully used perennial peanut in row middles (For example: Guide to Using Perennial Peanut as a Cover Crop in Citrus. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CH180 .)