The pea field across from us this summer was an experiment…they planted the peas directly into the soil…no till. After the peas were harvested they planted mustard.
We live back in those woods.
There are a few peas mixed in with the mustard and the mustard is almost in full bloom.
Planting mustard is beneficial to the soil. When the mustard is incorporated into the soil either this Fall or next Spring…Potato Cyst Nematodes will be diminished.
Finally the corporate farmer is doing something that makes sense. But is it any wonder that they have a Nematode problem with vehicles, tractors and workers travelling from one field to the next…transporting the little buggers from place to place.
Perhaps they will plant Marigolds next year.