Spring planted white clover in garlic

Farmer: Heather Coffey

Farm: Fiddlehead Farm

Region: East

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Article Type: Research Project

Research Priorities: Weed Control 

Garlic on small organic farms is typically either dry mulched (e.g. straw) or grown in bare soil and cultivated for weed control. Farmers would like to see the soil covered to prevent erosion, increase water retention, and improve soil nutrition. However, water retention could increase nematode pressure and green mulches could compete with garlic. Heather wanted to see if there was a difference in yields of garlic when white