Perennial Peanut as a Potential Living Mulch and Nitrogen Source for Citrus and Other Orchard Crops in Florida
Perennial peanut as living mulch for rows in palm plantation.
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Arachis
live mulches
orchards
citriculture

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Shahid, M.A., K. Leaks, A.R. Blount, and Cheryl Mackowiak. 2023. “Perennial Peanut As a Potential Living Mulch and Nitrogen Source for Citrus and Other Orchard Crops in Florida: HS1474, 11/2023”. EDIS 2023 (6). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1474-2023.

Abstract

The concept of using a perennial peanut as a living mulch and source of biological nitrogen in fruit and nut crop orchards is not a new idea. In Central and South America, perennial peanuts have long been incorporated as a living groundcover into palm, coffee, cacao, plantain, and citrus, as well as into other fruit and nut production orchards. This cover crop may pose as a viable, environmentally-friendly option for production in Florida, too.

https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1474-2023
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