Adding biofumigants to a vegetable or melon crop rotation can improve overall soil health and reduce input costs.

The benefits of biofumigant crops, observed by vegetable growers, include:

  • Improvements in soil structure
  • Reduction in fertiliser, water and chemical inputs.

Success will depend on the type of biofumigant crop used, its suitability to the crop rotation, local climate and soil conditions, its management and its termination and incorporation method.