Grower Kim Ngov had a weed problem at his Sydney basin farm. Even though he grows his snow pea crops using plastic mulch, he has had to use herbicide to control weeds in the bare soil inter-row areas.

Cover crops have provided Kim with a solution. Growing a ryegrass cover crop in the inter-row areas has suppressed the weeds while improving the health of his soil at the same time.

This project has been funded by Hort Innovation using the vegetable research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.

This project is supported by Applied Horticultural Research through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.