"cover crop." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 11 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/cover-crop>.
cover crop. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/cover-crop
A crop, such as winter rye or clover, planted between periods of regular crop production to prevent erosion and typically turned under before maturity to increase the soil's organic matter and nitrogen content.