A review on contribution of Leguminous Cover Crop (LCC) in cropping lands / Wan Nur Fatin Iezyan Wan Ilias

Wan Ilias, Wan Nur Fatin Iezyan (2017) A review on contribution of Leguminous Cover Crop (LCC) in cropping lands / Wan Nur Fatin Iezyan Wan Ilias. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Legume cover crops (LCCs) are established and maintained in the plantations for conserving soil and improving soil structure and fertility. They are creepers, easy to establish and play important role in nitrogen (N) fixation by root nodulation. During N-fixation, the symbiosis occurs between leguminous root and Rhizobium. LCCs are the most desirable plants to serve as groundcovers in plantations. They vary widely in their ability to prevent erosion, suppress weeds and increase organic matters in the soil. The major contribution of LCCs is fixing the atmospheric N for use by subsequent crops and helps to decrease the dependence on external input for example fertilizer. The common LCCs established in estates are Mucuna bracteata, Pueraria phaseoloides, Calapogonium mucunoides and Centrosema pubescens. LCC seeds are planted as soon as possible so that a good surface coverage is obtained and this quickly reduces silting of the terraces.


Item Type: Student Project
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Wan Ilias, Wan Nur Fatin Iezyan
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Plantation Technology and Management (AT220)
Keywords: Legume cover crop; Nitrogen fixation; Root nodulation; Soil structure; Fertility
Date: 2017
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/24498
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