For the best fruit
Rigorous selection of species taking into account:
. Its vegetative cycle, so that there is no competition for water with the orchard.
. Soil and climate characteristics.
. Crop requirements.
Reasons for sowing
. Helps control of weeds by increasing competition and allelopathy.
. Helps integrated and biological protection systems by increasing predator populations against some pests and diseases.
. Improves level of organic matter and soil structure.
. Increases soil fertility and its capacity for water infiltration and retention.
. Fixes atmospheric nitrogen, reducing nitrogen fertilization cost.
. Facilitates the circulation of agricultural machinery and implements needed in the treatment and harvest operations.
. Makes the countryside more attractive.
. It is essential to leave the cover in complete rest from the beginning of the flowering stage until the seed is formed, creating a seed bank that will ensure crop persistence and balance.
. Cut and chop all the forage produced, once or twice per year, leaving grassland residues on the ground.