There is increasing interest in using different cover crop species and mixes of cover crops to improve soil health and productivity in the Australian vegetable industry.

One option is buckwheat, which is the focus of a new video that provides guidance on sowing, management, and how to best terminate the cover crop.

Some of the advantages of buckwheat include rapid growth, strong weed suppression and quick breakdown of residues, allowing it to fit into tight rotations and certain crops like baby leaf.