Kim Ngov grows snow peas on trellises with the alleys heavily infested with weeds and the added problem of heavy foot traffic causing the soil to become soggy following rainfall.

Recently, Kim took up the suggestion from the SoilWealth & ICP team of seeding cover crops into the alleys of snow pea for weed suppression, creating an easier working environment for his staff and reducing the reliance on herbicides and minimising the exposure of chemicals to personnel, crops and the environment.

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.