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TerraLife - It's all in the name!

TerraLife cover crop mixes were developed to break down soil between crop rotations and improve soil fertility and health. All mixes include a proportion of quick-growing species to effectively suppress weed growth. The species diversity guarantees good biodiversity and maximum variation in root development to ensure good soil penetration.

TerraLife mixes deliver a number of benefits compared with single crop sowings:

  • Mixed rooting structures, restructuring the soil at all levels through the profile alleviating compaction and soil pans
  • Provides the same amount or more biomass and root yields compared with single crop sowings
  • Produces a greater amount of varied root exudates for enhanced microbial activity and humus production
  • Increases yield stability and quality of the following crop
  • Mobilises nutrients, supplies nutrients to other plants in the mix and to the following crop
  • Makes efficient use of the growth factors light, water and nutrients
  • Increases biodiversity
  • Protects from pests and diseases
  • Compensates for biotic and abiotic stress factors
  • Suppresses weeds
  • Reduces nutrient losses via soil erosion or leaching
  • Reduces risk of lodging by providing crop support
  • Enhances the landscape with flowers

TerraLife mixtures guarentee a great biological diversity:

    Single crop grown                                                    TerraLife mixture


 Source: Don et al., 2008 Max Planck Inst. Jena



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