Service plants represent an agronomic toolbox for the sustainable expression of crop potential. When sown prior to cultivation, plant cover should be considered the precursor to the crop, ensuring the protection and enrichment of the soil while preserving the health and parasitic condition of the plot. When sown in the crop, the companion plant contributes to the ecosystem, promotes lower inputs and secures yield.
Recognising that service plants provide an opening to new systems of cultivation, Lidea pays particular attention to observation and experimentation, leaving plenty of room for innovation.
Lidea offers a range of sustainable solutions for all types of agricultural production:
- ORGANIC FARMING USE
- BIO-FUMIGANTS AND NEMATICIDES
- VINEYARD GRASS COVER
- COMPANION PLANTS
- AGRONOMIC USE
- BEEKEEPING AND WILDLIFE USE
- ENERGY USE
- FODDER USE
COVER CROPS HAVE NUMEROUS ADVANTAGES:
- They provide fertilising elements (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and micronutrients), trapping these elements in the soil and making them available for the next crop.
- They protect the soil against erosion.
- They play a role in structuring the soil through root development and by favouring micro fauna and flora.
Farmers will see that attention to the management of autumn and spring cover crops will be rewarded in the medium term, as they improve soil quality and crop performance. Careful choice of cover crop is essential and must be adapted to the conditions and cultivation practices of each plot.