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Sustainable Agriculture: Perennial Plants Produce More; Landscape Diversity Creates Habitat For Pest Enemies

Sustainable Agriculture: Perennial Plants Produce More; Landscape Diversity Creates Habitat For Pest Enemies

Why is it that perennial plants, or those that regenerate year after year, aren’t a more common feature of our agricultural landscape? This article discusses how certain varieties of perennials such as legumes and grains help rebuild and nourish the soil by creating deep root systems, while also creating habitats for pest enemies. The previous perception was that perennials produced less than annual plants, but this article shows that this may no longer be the case.

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